Emi Martinez says it’s his goal to become the number 1 goalkeeper at Arsenal, despite the fact he’s currently third in the pecking order behind Petr Cech and David Ospina.
The 24 year old isn’t fazed though, and says he won’t rest until he’s fulfilled his ambition.
Sounding like a villain in a superhero movie, he told Arsenal Player, “Year by year I’ve been growing, getting bigger, more powerful and so I thought, ‘Why not?’
“You expect to be in the squad at the end of the week and I’m not, so that’s why I have to do something about it. The chance will come so I need to be ready.
“I always believe in myself,” he continued. “I was a big player at my former club in Argentina so I can be a big player here. I believe in that and I won’t stop until I’m the Arsenal No 1.”
And on his time at the club that he joined as a teenager, he said it’s a big part of why he wants to make it.
“Arsenal is like a family,” he said. “It’s my club and I’ve been here for seven years so it feels like home. I’m here early for breakfast and I’m one of the last to leave.
“I really enjoy it here so that’s the reason why I have to be positive.”
You really can’t fault the attitude, but he’s got some amount of work to do to make that position his.
Martinez has made three EFL Cup appearances this season, but has yet to feature in a Premier League game in this current campaign.