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Emiliano (Emi) Martinez is an Argentinian goalkeeper who plays for Arsenal.Emiliano Martinez, Arsenal goalkeeper, sleeps while hugging the FA Cup

Born in 1992 and signed by Arsenal in 2010, Emi Martinez was sent on six loans before finally seizing his chance in the Arsenal first team following a knee injury to Bernd Leno at Brighton in June, 2020.

Wearing the Arsenal number 26 shirt, Martinez was so overcome with emotion after helping Arsenal win the 2020 FA Cup he couldn’t stop crying long enough to give an interview to the BBC.

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Emi Martinez after signing for Aston Villa (Photo via AVFC.co.uk)

3 targets: How Arsenal plan to spend the Martinez money after £20m deal confirmed

Emi Martinez officially joined Aston Villa from Arsenal in a £20m deal on Wednesday, boosting the Gunners' summer transfer budget.

Emi Martinez joins Aston Villa and shows why he never made it at Arsenal

Emiliano Martinez is off to Aston Villa but by moving so soon after the Cup final, is he showing why he never made it at Arsenal?
SANTA CLARA, CA - MARCH 23: Goal keeper Runar Alex Runarsson #24 of Iceland looks on at half time of their match against Mexico at Levi's Stadium on March 23, 2018 in Santa Clara, California. (Photo by Lachlan Cunningham/Getty Images)

Arsenal could sign Rúnarsson for £1.5m

Arsenal are still in the race for both Rúnar Alex Rúnarsson and David Raya, as they look for their Emi Martinez replacement.
Arsenal's Argentinian goalkeeper Emiliano Martinez gives indications during the English Premier League football match between Arsenal and Norwich City at the Emirates Stadium in London on July 1, 2020. (Photo by MIKE EGERTON / POOL / AFP) / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE. No use with unauthorized audio, video, data, fixture lists, club/league logos or 'live' services. Online in-match use limited to 120 images. An additional 40 images may be used in extra time. No video emulation. Social media in-match use limited to 120 images. An additional 40 images may be used in extra time. No use in betting publications, games or single club/league/player publications. / (Photo by MIKE EGERTON/POOL/AFP via Getty Images)

Emi Martinez was close to new Arsenal contract so what happened?

It was reported that Emi Martinez was close to signing a new contract with Arsenal but now he's off to Aston Villa, so what happened?
SOUTHAMPTON, ENGLAND: An NHS logo is seen on the shirt of Emiliano Martinez of Arsenal during the Premier League match between Southampton FC and Arsenal FC at St Mary's Stadium on June 25, 2020 in Southampton, United Kingdom. (Photo by Catherine Ivill/Getty Images)

Details of Emi Martinez’s Aston Villa deal begin to emerge

Emi Martinez has reportedly agreed a four-year deal to join Aston Villa that will see Arsenal pocket £16m plus add-ons.

Arsenal 28-year-old holds medical with Premier League club: Transfer now imminent

Emi Martinez held a medical in Birmingham on Saturday, as he prepares to finalise his £20m move to Aston Villa imminently.
Arsenal's Argentinian goalkeeper Emiliano Martinez gives indications during the English Premier League football match between Arsenal and Norwich City at the Emirates Stadium in London on July 1, 2020. (Photo by MIKE EGERTON / POOL / AFP) / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE. No use with unauthorized audio, video, data, fixture lists, club/league logos or 'live' services. Online in-match use limited to 120 images. An additional 40 images may be used in extra time. No video emulation. Social media in-match use limited to 120 images. An additional 40 images may be used in extra time. No use in betting publications, games or single club/league/player publications. / (Photo by MIKE EGERTON/POOL/AFP via Getty Images)

Emi Martinez expected to start for Aston Villa vs Sheffield United

Emi Martinez's agent explains why leaving Arsenal is the most likely scenario as reports emerge Martinez has had a medical with Aston Villa.
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)

2nd Premier League club join the race for Arsenal 28-year-old: Departure imminent

Emi Martinez isn't in the Arsenal squad to face Fulham in the Premier League opener today, as he prepares to leave the club in the next week.
Arsenal's Argentinian goalkeeper Emiliano Martinez collects the ball during the English Premier League football match between Wolverhampton Wanderers and Arsenal at the Molineux stadium in Wolverhampton, central England on July 4, 2020. (Photo by MIKE EGERTON / POOL / AFP)

Arsenal finally make transfer decision on Emi Martinez

Arsenal reluctantly decided to sell Emi Martinez to Aston Villa in the last few days, expecting to complete a deal for the transfer next week.

Arsenal negotiating Emi Martinez sale to Aston Villa

Arsenal are negotiating to sell Emi Martinez to Aston Villa after the goalkeeper rejected a recent contract extension offer from the Gunners.

Villa make 2nd bid for Martinez: Arsenal want 24-year-old goalkeeper as a replacement

Aston Villa have placed a second bid for Emi Martinez, but Arsenal will only let the goalkeeper leave if they can sign a replacement first.
LONDON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 29: Emiliano Martinez of Arsenal makes a save from Sadio Mane of Liverpool during the FA Community Shield final between Arsenal and Liverpool at Wembley Stadium on August 29, 2020 in London, England. (Photo by Justin Tallis/ pool via Getty Images)

Emery's Villarreal planning bid for Arsenal star if Arteta can't convince him to stay

Unai Emery and Villarreal are planning a move for Emi Martinez if Mikel Arteta doesn't make the goalkeeper first choice this season.

Aston Villa bid half of Arsenal's asking price for 27-year-old

Aston Villa are preparing a bid for Arsenal goalkeeper Emi Martinez, but they're only planning to offer £10m, according to a report.
LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 15: Emiliano Martinez of Arsenal warms up ahead of the Premier League match between Arsenal FC and Liverpool FC at Emirates Stadium on July 15, 2020 in London, England.(Photo by Paul Childs/Pool via Getty Images)

Arsenal prepared to sell FA Cup final starter for £20m

Arsenal are preparing to sell Emi Martinez this summer for a suitable offer, with Bernd Leno still the club's first choice, according to reports.

Gabriel decides on Arsenal, Arsenal start at Fulham as fixtures released, away kit launched

Arsenal have signed another player, Gabriel wants Arsenal who will pay €50m for Thomas Partey, Auba deal done, Emi, Willian, and more
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)

Emi Martinez confirms interest from 10 clubs but will stay on 1 condition

Emi Martinez would like to stay with Arsenal but he has plenty of interest from elsewhere and has one demand the club need to meet.
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)

Emi Martinez gives Arsenal an ultimatum

Emi Martinez has made it perfectly clear to Arsenal that if he doesn't get more playing time next season, he's off.
Emiliano Martinez, Arsenal goalkeeper, sleeps while hugging the FA Cup

Emi Martinez and Bernd Leno make Premier League Top 3

Two Arsenal goalkeepers feature in the top three for save percentage this Premier League season, as the club face a dilemma at the back.

An animal! Emi Martinez describes Mikel Arteta in training

Emi Martinez has been speaking to ESPN about a possible return to Independiente, how he couldn't say 'no' to Arsenal, and what Mikel Arteta is really like in training.
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 will offer 27-year-old new contract after FA Cup success

Arsenal will try to sign Emi Martinez to a new contract after his success in the FA Cup, but the goalkeeper doesn't want to return to the bench afterwards.
LONDON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 01: Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang of Arsenal lifts the FA Cup Trophy with his team mates after their victory in 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 Adam Davy/Pool via Getty Images)

Aubameyang makes headlines but 2 others shone: Arsenal Player Ratings vs Chelsea

Arsenal won their 14th FA Cup against Chelsea on Saturday, qualifying for the Europa League group stages in the process.
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)

Emi Martinez can’t stop crying to give interview, Aubameyang steps in

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.

Emi Martinez explains video of his emotional reaction to reaching FA Cup final

Emi Martinez almost broke down in tears after reaching the FA Cup final with a win over Manchester City, later explaining why he was so emotional.
LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 15: Emiliano Martinez of Arsenal warms up ahead of the Premier League match between Arsenal FC and Liverpool FC at Emirates Stadium on July 15, 2020 in London, England.(Photo by Paul Childs/Pool via Getty Images)

Emiliano Martinez better than Chelsea's Kepa? Arsenal legend thinks so

Emiliano Martinez put in another superb display against Watford on Sunday at the Emirates, giving Mikel Arteta a big headache ahead of the new season and reinforcing what Ian Wright had been saying about the keeper.
LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 07: Emiliano Martinez of Arsenal takes a goal kick during the Premier League match between Arsenal FC and Leicester City at Emirates Stadium on July 07, 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 Michael Regan/Getty Images)

Arsenal make decision on Emi Martinez ahead of summer transfer window

Arsenal look likely to stick with Emi Martinez and perhaps even offer him a new contract this summer, rather than going out to buy a replacement.

Emi Martinez: We knew Arteta would be good but this is why he's incredible

Emi Martinez gave Mikel Arteta a glowing review in an interview with the media this week, calling the head coach 'incredible'.
An NHS logo is disolayed on the shirt of Arsenal's Argentinian goalkeeper Emiliano Martinez during the English Premier League football match between Southampton and Arsenal at St Mary's Stadium in Southampton, southern England on June 25, 2020. (Photo by Catherine Ivill / POOL / AFP)

That's what he needs to prove: Arteta hands challenge to 27-year-old

Mikel Arteta has handed Emi Martinez a challenge - show us how good you are over more than a few games.
WOLVERHAMPTON, ENGLAND - JULY 04: Emiliano Martinez of Arsenal holds the ball during the Premier League match between Wolverhampton Wanderers and Arsenal FC at Molineux on July 04, 2020 in Wolverhampton, 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 Mike Egerton/Pool via Getty Images)

Emi Martinez has as many clean sheets as this big-6 club this season

Despite only starting 15 games this season, Emi Martinez has now kept as many clean sheets as Tottenham Hotspur in 2019/20.
BRIGHTON, ENGLAND - JUNE 20: Bernd Leno of Arsenal goes down injured and in pain as Neal Maupay of Brighton and Hove Albion argues with Hector Bellerin of Arsenal during the Premier League match between Brighton & Hove Albion and Arsenal FC at American Express Community Stadium on June 20, 2020 in Brighton, 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 Gareth Fuller/Pool via Getty Images)

Assessed: Arsenal goalkeeper options with Bernd Leno out

Bernd Leno looks set to spend a spell on the sidelines, so let's take a look at the alternative options to the German goalkeeper for the rest of the season.
PERTH, SCOTLAND - MARCH 01: Celtic goalkeeper Fraser Forster looks on during the Scottish Cup Quarter final match between St Johnstone and Celtic at McDiarmid Park on March 01, 2020 in Perth, Scotland. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

32yo becomes Arsenal and Chelsea target after impressing at Celtic

Arsenal and Chelsea are said to be considering a move for Southampton's Fraser Forster after the keeper impressed on loan with Celtic.
Barcelona's Brazilian goalkeeper Neto arrives to undergo coronavirus tests at the Ciutat Esportiva Joan Gamper in Sant Joan Despi near Barcelona on May 6, 2020. - Barcelona have confirmed their players will undergo coronavirus tests as La Liga's clubs begin restricted training ahead of the proposed resumption of the season next month. (Photo by LLUIS GENE / AFP) (Photo by LLUIS GENE/AFP via Getty Images)

Arsenal and Chelsea want unwanted Barcelona Brazilian

Arsenal are reportedly chasing Brazilian goalkeeper Neto once again after he was reportedly told he was surplus to requirements at Barcelona.
LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 03: Emiliano Martinez of Arsenal gives his team instructions during the UEFA Europa League group F match between Arsenal FC and Standard Liege at Emirates Stadium on October 03, 2019 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)

Arsenal goalkeeper admits he's open to potential summer transfer

Emi Martinez is 'open to everything' this summer, whether it's staying at Arsenal or moving on, as he wants to play regularly regardless.
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Arsenal Senior International Break Roundup: 1 goal, 1 assist, 1 injury

Arsenal's internationals had one of the quietest international breaks in recent times, with limited appearances and even fewer goal contributions.
Ivory Coast's forward Nicolas Pepe (L) kicks the ball during the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations (CAN) Round of 16 football match between Ivory Coast and Mali at the Suez Stadium in the north-eastern Egyptian city on July 8, 2019. (Photo by Khaled DESOUKI / AFP / Getty Images)

Full chronological international fixture schedule for Arsenal players over the break

A number of the Arsenal squad have headed out on international duty over the current break, so let's have our usual look at when they'll all be in action.
Gabriel Martinelli and Emi Martinez during the Arsenal Training Session at The University of Maryland (Image: David Price/Arsenal FC via Getty Images)

Gabriel Martinelli: Emi Martinez helps me out with everything – he’s my big brother...

Gabriel Martinelli says Emi Martinez has been like his big brother since he joined the club, helping him out with everything he needs to adapt.
LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 24: Gabriel Martinelli of Arsenal celebrates scoring the fifth goal during the Carabao Cup Third Round match between Arsenal and Nottingham Forest at Emirates Stadium on September 24, 2019 in London, England. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)

Rob Holding explains why Gabriel Martinelli is a nightmare for defenders

Rob Holding says Gabriel Martinelli is a nightmare for defenders, as the Brazilian prepares for a likely third start for the club on Thursday.
Gabon's forward Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang arrives for a training session in Libreville on January 20, 2017 during the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations football tournament in Gabon. / AFP / GABRIEL BOUYS

Full fixture schedule for Arsenal's 9 senior international call-ups

The international break is underway again, so let's take a look at the Arsenal players set to be involved for their countries.
LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 03: Emiliano Martinez of Arsenal gives his team instructions during the UEFA Europa League group F match between Arsenal FC and Standard Liege at Emirates Stadium on October 03, 2019 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)

What Emiliano Martinez brings to Arsenal that Petr Cech lacked

Emiliano Martinez has replaced Petr Cech in the Arsenal squad and on a recent episode of the Daily Cannon Arsenal podcast, host Matthew Wade discussed what he brings to the squad that the veteran was missing.