According to Yahoo Sport France, French side Rennes have contacted Emi Martinez about a possible move in January.
The 26-year-old committed his long-term future to Arsenal when he signed a new deal in November 2016, but he couldn’t usurp David Ospina and Petr Cech as Arsene Wenger’s first choice keepers and has remained the third choice this season following the arrival of Bernd Leno.
Martinez, who joined the Gunners in 2010, spent last season on loan with Spanish side Getafe where he made six appearances. He’s previously had spells with Oxford United, Sheffield Wednesday, Rotherham United and Wolves.
The Argentine has made one appearance for Unai Emery so far this campaign, keeping a clean sheet in the 1-0 win over Qarabag earlier this month.
Rennes are said to be on the lookout for a new keeper with Czech stopper Tomas Koubek set to leave in the new year. It remains unclear whether the Ligue 1 side are pushing for a loan or a permanent deal for Martinez. You’d imagine the latter would better suit Emi, who is now at an age when he really should be playing regularly.
If he’s looking for advice on whether to make the move, he can always chat to Petr Cech who spent two years there before moving to Chelsea.