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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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LONDON, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 29: Bernd Leno of Arsenal reacts after Chelsea score their first goal during the Premier League match between Arsenal FC and Chelsea FC at Emirates Stadium on December 29, 2019 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)

Are Arsenal fans being unfair to this player?

Before picking up a knee injury, many Arsenal fans were calling for a Bernd Leno statue but Martinez's cameo showed how fickle fans really are
Emi Martinez after signing for Aston Villa (Photo via AVFC.co.uk)

Emi Martinez: Aston Villa a step up from Arsenal for me

Emi Martinez has reiterated that he believes Aston Villa are a step up from Arsenal in case we didn't hear him the first time.
Arsenal's German goalkeeper Bernd Leno celebrates saving a penalty during the English League Cup fourth round football match between Liverpool and Arsenal at Anfield in Liverpool, north west England on October 1, 2020. (Photo by PETER BYRNE/AFP via Getty Images)

Emi Martinez vs Bernd Leno: Did Arsenal make the right decision?

Emi Martinez vs Bernd Leno was always going to be the big talking point as he returns to the Emirates, so how is he doing v Bernd Leno?
Arsenal's Gabonese striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang reacts to scoring the winning penalty as he jumps into the arms of Arsenal's Argentinian goalkeeper Emiliano Martinez during the shoot-out during the English FA Community Shield football match between Arsenal and Liverpool at Wembley Stadium in north London on August 29, 2020. (Photo by ANDREW COULDRIDGE/POOL/AFP via Getty Images)

Aubameyang gives details of the text Emi Martinez sent him before today's game

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang revealed the text message Emi Martinez sent to him ahead of the Arsenal clash with Aston Villa on Sunday.
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 almost signed new Arsenal contract until…

It was reported that Emi Martinez was close to signing a new contract with Arsenal but then he signed for Aston Villa, so what happened?
Emi Martinez after signing for Aston Villa (Photo via AVFC.co.uk)

Emi Martinez: Moving to Aston Villa was a step up in my career

Emi Martinez said after he left Arsenal that signing for Aston Villa was a 'step up' in his career.
BIRMINGHAM, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 01: Jack Grealish of Aston Villa leads his team out prior to the Premier League match between Aston Villa and Southampton at Villa Park on November 01, 2020 in Birmingham, England. Sporting stadiums around the UK remain under strict restrictions due to the Coronavirus Pandemic as Government social distancing laws prohibit fans inside venues resulting in games being played behind closed doors. (Photo by Gareth Copley/Getty Images)

Emi Martinez signing annoyed friends says Aston Villa manager

Aston Villa manager Dean Smith has revealed he annoyed a few friends when he signed Emi Martinez while Arteta says he didn't want to sell him
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Rúnarsson admits Martinez’s Arsenal story inspired him

Rúnar Alex Rúnarsson says Emi Martinez's fight for the number one spot at Arsenal inspires him to make the same push for appearances.
Aston Villa's Argentine goalkeeper Emiliano Martinez during the English Premier League football match between Aston Villa and Sheffield Utd at Villa Park in Birmingham, central England on September 21, 2020. (Photo by TIM GOODE/POOL/AFP via Getty Images)

Emi Martinez confirms the exact moment he decided to leave Arsenal

Emi Martinez admits he decided to leave after learning he was only '95 percent' likely to start against Fulham in the Premier League opener.

Emi Martinez: Moving to Aston Villa was a step up in my career

Emiliano Martinez signed for Aston Villa but by moving so soon after the Cup final, did he show why he never made it at Arsenal?
Aston Villa's Argentine goalkeeper Emiliano Martinez (C) dives to save a penalty taken by Sheffield United's English midfielder John Lundstram (2nd R) during the English Premier League football match between Aston Villa and Sheffield Utd at Villa Park in Birmingham, central England on September 21, 2020. (Photo by CLIVE ROSE/POOL/AFP via Getty Images)

Video: Emi Martinez saves penalty on Aston Villa debut

Emi Martinez saved a penalty on his debut for Aston Villa on Monday night, keeping a clean sheet against 10-man Sheffield United.
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.
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.
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.