Emiliano Martinez was so emotional after Arsenal beat Chelsea to win the FA Cup on Saturday, he couldn’t stop crying long enough to answer any of the BBC’s questions and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang had to step in.

Arsenal's Argentinian goalkeeper Emiliano Martinez is mobbed by Arsenal's Scottish defender Kieran Tierney (L) after the English FA Cup final football match between Arsenal and Chelsea at Wembley Stadium in London, on August 1, 2020. - Arsenal won the match 2-1. (Photo by Catherine Ivill / POOL / AFP)
Arsenal’s Argentinian goalkeeper Emiliano Martinez is mobbed by Arsenal’s Scottish defender Kieran Tierney (L) after the English FA Cup final football match between Arsenal and Chelsea at Wembley Stadium in London, on August 1, 2020. – Arsenal won the match 2-1. (Photo by Catherine Ivill / POOL / AFP)

Martinez has been at Arsenal for a decade now an, after six loans, it really seemed like he just didn’t have what it takes o make it as Arsenal’s numebr one.

Then out went Gerry Peyton and pop when Bernd Leno’s knee and now here we are, talking about him crying as he helps Arsenal win their 14th FA Cup. Not only that, but he did while being number one – on his current form that shirt is his and, even as a nig Leno fan, the German  has no right to walk straight back into the side now.

There are no quotes to report from that interview because every time he went to speak he couldn’t because he started crying again. ”

“We started the game and everything looked against us. I can’t really talk,” was about all he could say until Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, seeing him struggling, stepped in.

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Then, the Argentine managed “I said to him before the game you’re going to win us the game and he did it, before he was crying again and Arsenal’s captain had to take over.

LONDON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 01: Emiliano Martinez of Arsenal is seen with a Always Forward on their back during the Heads Up FA Cup Final match between Arsenal and Chelsea at Wembley Stadium on August 01, 2020 in London, England. Football Stadiums around Europe remain empty due to the Coronavirus Pandemic as Government social distancing laws prohibit fans inside venues resulting in all fixtures being played behind closed doors. (Photo by Catherine Ivill/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND – AUGUST 01: Emiliano Martinez of Arsenal is seen with a Always Forward on their back during the Heads Up FA Cup Final match between Arsenal and Chelsea at Wembley Stadium on August 01, 2020 in London, England.  (Photo by Catherine Ivill/Getty Images)

“We enjoy today,” Auba told the BBC. “We are all happy, as you see, Emi is crying, that shows that he is really dedicated to this game and this trophy.

“I think he deserved this win I think he did a great job and we are all happy to have him.”

The interviewer, of course, was not going to let this chance slide without asking the sstriker, who had just scored his 28th and 29th goals of the season, about his future. But he went in easy, at first and asked about Auba’s second goal.

Arsenal's Gabonese striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (L) reacts as he drops the winner's trophy as the team celebrates victory after the English FA Cup final football match between Arsenal and Chelsea at Wembley Stadium in London, on August 1, 2020. - Arsenal won the match 2-1. (Photo by Catherine Ivill / POOL / AFP)
Arsenal’s Gabonese striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (L) reacts as he drops the winner’s trophy as the team celebrates victory after the English FA Cup final football match between Arsenal and Chelsea at Wembley Stadium in London, on August 1, 2020. – Arsenal won the match 2-1. (Photo by Catherine Ivill / POOL / AFP)

“Zouma knows me well,” Aubameyang said, “and I know I’m right footed and that’s why I went on the left.”

And your future?

“Nothing, just today. Trophy.” And with that he ran off to celebrate some more.

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