Confirmed: Martinez joins Reading

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Arsenal have confirmed that Emi Martinez has moved to Championship side Reading on loan for the rest of the season.

The 26-year-old has been restricted to one appearance in the Europa League so far this campaign and obviously needs game time if he’s to take his career to the next level.

This will be the Argentine’s sixth loan move since joining the Gunners in 2010.

The Royals are currently five points off the bottom in 18th place and need to string together some results if they’re to avoid relegation.

Here’s hoping Emi can give them a couple of big hands with that…

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lari03
lari03

I wish Emiliano all the best.

Paul Roberts
Paul Roberts

They have gotten a good keeper!

allezkev
allezkev

With Cech leaving next summer there’s a spot as understudy to Leno up for grabs, so it’s now or never for Emi…

martin
martin

Personally would rather have loaned out Leno.

Rich
Rich

Martin, Leno is the worlds greatest goalkeeper, stop being such a stupid, toxic hater. (All things you’ve called me)
If I can’t criticise Ozil? Why are you allowed to criticise Leno?

Or is it 1 rule for you? And a different rule for everyone else?

Hantal
Hantal

It’s been one or never for several season s now

Hantal
Hantal

Now

Peter Story Teller
Peter Story Teller

Not sure why Emi has always been bypassed. From what I have seen he is as competent as any of the others we have had since red card waiting to happen Lehmann perhaps with the exception of Szczęsny but we let him go for what now seems a trivial reason.

shokim
shokim

Because Emi wasn’t a big money move? It’s all about the money these days, isn’t it? I do wish him well.

Hantal
Hantal

As far back as Stuart Taylor it’s been the same, sczeszny was the first youth keeper to really get a shot

Richie

Alex Manninger

Peter Story Teller
Peter Story Teller

His cheeks were too rosey! Always looked like he’d been running miles when stood between the sticks

Tungor_Adams
Tungor_Adams

I wish keown Exe all the best

Santori
Santori

All the best to Martinez.

Yet to be determined if he will get a chance to challenge Leno.

This loan will go some ways toward that.

Frankly Leno is an OK keeper. Said that in the summer. he isn’t even third choice for Germany.

If I were the club, I’d persuade Cech to stay one more season particularly if our search result is poor in the summer for a replacement.

Santori
Santori

With regard other Transfer news, seems like Barca just signed Frenkie De Jong for 65m

He’s a mid so if they have to make way wage wise, Denis still on the cards.

Its all up to us now to show some testicular fortitude.

If Unai thinks this is the bloke to help us, we should take the plunge, not dangle our feet in water.

Come the summer should we not make CL bc we regrettably pussy footed around transfers this January, we will find prices significantly higher for the quality we want.

The issue concurrent with Mslintat is one of a lack of regard for what the squad actually needs.

Plus when Wenger was in charge, he had the clout to make a call and have things happen. Sure he was his own worse enemy with his frugality but when push came to shove and when he needed a deal across the line, his reputation was weight in gold.

Not so Mslintat.

Hopefully we are still in some sort of communication with Barca on Denis an can come to conclusion sensible to both parties.

But it would be truly ‘panic buying’ now if they decide to drop interest and we have to scramble for a make shift solution.

Have some gumption for once. Get the manager what he needs.

We are crying out for technical players able to keep the ball for us and engage opponents on one on one. Currently, the only player available to do that is young Iwobi.

Davey
Davey

I don’t think a Barca reject is the solution to our problems.

Our main problems don’t lie in attack, for one. Now, I’m not saying we are perfect in attack, but it really shouldn’t be a priority unless we can get something special across the line. Which, given the state of the finances (loans only!), is unlikely.

Tasmanian Jesus
Tasmanian Jesus

Good luck to Emi. Seems like a very good and tidy keeper to me.

Goonerink

This seems a test to see if emi is ready to be lenos backup.

I rate emi highly but he is unproven.

VM24
VM24

But Reading already have Vito!!