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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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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.
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang with Gabon (via FEGAFOOT)

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.
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)

Emi Martinez offers match tickets and sends video message to hospitalised 8-year-old

Emi Martinez stepped up to lift the spirits of an 8-year-old boy in hospital on Thursday, despite having a game that same day.
TELFORD, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 20: Kieran Tierney of Arsenal in the changing room after the Premier League 2 match between Wolverhampton Wanderers and Arsenal at New Bucks Head Stadium on September 20, 2019 in Telford, England. (Photo by Stuart MacFarlane/Arsenal FC via Getty Images)

Tierney and Bellerin set for starts: Predicted Arsenal lineup vs Standard Liege

Arsenal face Standard Liege in the second game of the Europa League group stage on Thursday, in the battle of the two top teams in Group F.
Photo via Instagram / Emi_Martinez26

Arsenal player receives his first international call-up for over 8 years

Arsenal goalkeeper Emi Martinez has received his first call-up for Argentina in over eight years, and he could be set to make his first appearance over the international break.
FRANKFURT AM MAIN, GERMANY - SEPTEMBER 19: Granit Xhaka of Arsenal applauds the fans after the UEFA Europa League group F match between Eintracht Frankfurt and Arsenal FC at on September 19, 2019 in Frankfurt am Main, Germany. (Photo by Christian Kaspar-Bartke/Bongarts/Getty Images)

Watch: Arsenal’s bench players react to Aston Villa comeback goals

Arsenal completed a 10-man comeback against Aston Villa on Sunday, coming from behind twice to win the match.
Rob Holding with the Arsenal u23s (Photo via Twitter / ArsenalAcademy)

2 to return from injury, 2 academy debutants: Predicted Arsenal lineup vs Nottingham Forest

Arsenal face Nottingham Forest in the League Cup at the Emirates Stadium on Tuesday night, just two days after beating Aston Villa.
Photo via Instagram / Emi_Martinez26

Emi Martinez: I accept my role as no. 2 but I believe I can...

Emi Martinez says he made himself and his father a promise he wouldn't leave England until he was number one, and he intends to keep it.
Photo via Instagram / Emi_Martinez26

Emi Martinez: In terms of quality I am equal to or better than Bernd...

Emi Martinez is motivated to win Arsenal's number one spot this season, and he thinks the only thing holding him back is a lack of game time.
LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 01: Alexandre Lacazette of Arsenal celebrates scoring his team's first goal with team mate Matteo Guendouzi of Arsenal during the Premier League match between Arsenal FC and Tottenham Hotspur at Emirates Stadium on September 01, 2019 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Catherine Ivill/Getty Images)

Arsenal name just 20 players in their senior PL squad – but 49 under-21s

Arsenal have named just 20 players in their 25-man Premier League squad for this season, but 49 under-21s to make up the numbers.

Arsenal 26-year-old rejects Leeds United move to fight for Arsenal spot

Emi Martinez rejected the chance to sign for Leeds United or Blackburn Rovers in order to stay at Arsenal as our number two.
Photo via Instagram / Emi_Martinez26

Arsenal star captured on video trolling Tottenham Hotspur

Emi Martinez joined in with a supporter's chant trolling Tottenham Hotspur, whilst at a fan meetup earlier this week.

Arsenal loan star makes final transfer decision after talks with club

Emi Martinez has decided to stay with Arsenal next season, after conversations with the club and taking some time to consider his options.

Arsenal loanee confirms return to London Colney for pre-season amid transfer rumours

Emi Martinez has arrived back at London Colney after his loan spell at Reading and subsequent holiday, ahead of pre-season with Arsenal.

Arsenal star drops major hint he's staying after successful loan

Emi Martinez has confirmed he's preparing for pre-season with Arsenal, amid speculation surrounding his future in North London.
LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 02: Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang of Arsenal scores his team's third goal past Jose Luis Gaya and Norberto Murara Neto of Valencia during the UEFA Europa League Semi Final First Leg match between Arsenal and Valencia at Emirates Stadium on May 02, 2019 in London, England. (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)

Arsenal best placed to land player they don’t actually need

Despite reportedly deciding to make Emi Martinez their number two keeper next season Arsenal are still being linked with a new arrival in that department.
Emi Martinez signs for Reading on loan until the end of the 2018/19 season via ReadingFC.co.uk

Arsenal make decision on number 2 keeper for next season

Despite Petr Cech leaving and Arsenal being linked with a host of players, The Sunday Mirror reported this weekend that the club will not be bringing in a new shot-stopper this summer.
TURIN, ITALY - SEPTEMBER 29: David Ospina of SSC Napoli during the Srie A match between Juventus and SSC Napoli at Allianz Stadium on September 29, 2018 in Turin, Italy. (Photo by Gabriele Maltinti/Getty Images )

Arsenal set to sell star for £3m and replace him by recalling loanee

Arsenal are finally set to sell David Ospina to Napoli, with Emi Martinez returning from his loan spell with Reading to take the back-up goalkeeper spot in North London.
Emi Martinez makes save for Reading against Aston Villa (Photo via Twitter / EmiMartinezz1)

From Reiss Nelson to Emi Martinez: Arsenal loan ratings for 2018/19

With the season coming to a close, let's have a look at how all of Arsenal's loanees have done in 2018/19.
Emi Martinez signs for Reading on loan until the end of the 2018/19 season via ReadingFC.co.uk

Arsenal loanee impresses again: He wants assurances this summer or he'll leave

Emi Martinez helped Reading to confirm their safety in the Championship last week, but quotes from earlier this month suggest he won't accept being third choice at Arsenal anymore.
Emi Martinez thanks Reading fans after debut against Bolton Wanderers (Photo via Twitter / EmiMartinezz1)

Arsenal loanee impresses again to guarantee club safety from relegation: Deserves a chance?

Emi Martinez kept a clean sheet for Reading against fourth-place West Bromwich Albion on Monday to all but guarantee the club safety from relegation this season.
Emi Martinez makes save for Reading against Aston Villa (Photo via Twitter / EmiMartinezz1)

Arsenal loanee's impressive highlights reel shows he must get a chance next season

Emiliano Martinez has enjoyed a standout season on loan with Reading and his personal highlights reel is a great watch.
Emi Martinez signs for Reading on loan until the end of the 2018/19 season via ReadingFC.co.uk

Arsenal 26-year-old ready to leave and Arsenal ready to let him

Emiliano Martinez will return to Arsenal in the summer but recent comments suggest he might be on his way out and Arsenal's scouting activities suggest the same.
Emi Martinez thanks Reading fans after debut against Bolton Wanderers (Photo via Twitter / EmiMartinezz1)

Arsenal loanee keeps another clean sheet: Should he replace Petr Cech?

Emi Martinez kept a clean sheet away to Stoke City on Saturday, continuing his good form on loan with Reading and pushing for a chance at Arsenal when he returns.

1 Arsenal loanee struggles as another is hailed by fans who want him to...

Arsenal goalkeeper Matt Macey is struggling on loan with Plymouth Argyle, even having trouble in his matches for the reserves while Emi Martinez enjoying the exact opposite at Reading.
Emi Martinez thanks Reading fans after debut against Bolton Wanderers (Photo via Twitter / EmiMartinezz1)

"Don't go": Fans beg Arsenal loanee to stay after fantastic performances

Emi Martinez's fantastic form is continuing on loan with Reading FC, so much so that the fans are already trying to convince him to stay past this summer.
Emi Martinez makes save for Reading against Aston Villa (Photo via Twitter / EmiMartinezz1)

Video: Arsenal loanee wins yet another MOTM award with outstanding performance

Emi Martinez has won the hearts of the Reading fans and he picked up another man of the match award from the club after his showing against Ipswich Town on Saturday.

Arsenal make solid goalkeeping decision ahead of next season

Arsenal will not be signing Keylor Navas in the summer and Bernd Leno is set to continue as the club's number one.

Arsenal's goalkeeping situation gets even worse with yet another injury

Deyan Iliev picked up an injury in Arsenal's 4-0 win over Tottenham Hotspur on Friday, which leaves the club very light in the goalkeeping position.
Emi Martinez makes save for Reading against Aston Villa (Photo via Twitter / EmiMartinezz1)

Watch: Arsenal loanee makes another wonder save to keep consecutive clean sheets

Emi Martinez kept his second clean sheet in a row for Reading over the weekend, as he continues his near-perfect start on loan at the Championship club.
Youth goalkeeper James Hillson joins Arsenal on loan (Photo via ReadingFC.co.uk)

Arsenal agree loan to replace injured goalkeeper

Arsenal have agreed to take Reading youth goalkeeper James Hillson on loan to replace the injured Karl Hein, according to reports.
WOLFSBURG, GERMANY - DECEMBER 08: Reiss Nelson of Hoffenheim (L) fights for the ball with Maximilian Arnold of Wolfsburg during the Bundesliga match between VfL Wolfsburg and TSG 1899 Hoffenheim at Volkswagen Arena on December 8, 2018 in Wolfsburg, Germany. (Photo by Selim Sudheimer/Bongarts/Getty Images)

Bielik to Nelson: Arsenal loanee player ratings for 2018/19 so far

Six months into the season, let's have a look at how each of Arsenal's loanees is doing so far.