Martinez to join Reading on loan

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Emiliano Martinez is set to join Championship side Reading on loan for the rest of the season.

The Argentine keeper’s representatives revealed the move on Instagram post last night in a post that showed the 26-year-old driving to the Madejski Stadium.

Earlier this season, rumours circulated that Martinez, who has been number three at the Emirates this season, was being looked at by French side Rennes.

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.

It’ll be interesting to see who is handed the responsibility of backing up Petr Cech and Bernd Leno for the rest of the season.

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Robin
Robin

Bet he’ll be telling all his new teammates about that game he played there back in 2012, conceding 5 but still coming out in the winning side 😉

Hantal
Hantal

I wonder if they have an option to buy?
He’s too old to be a young prospect, especially when we have so many young goalkeepers already at the club

Faisal Narrage
Faisal Narrage

I was under the impression his contract expires this summer.

Post January Blip
Post January Blip

“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”.

Think the Newshound’s been on the whiskey again. Losing track of time…

Berlingoon
Berlingoon

Have to admit that I only realized that after reading your comment.

Limey
Limey

Better than not playing at Arsenal,hope he doesn’t just swap that for not playing at Reading.
Also I notice that Dean Macey has lost his place at Plymouth,and they are now shooting up
the table !

Faisal Narrage
Faisal Narrage

I like Macey, but he’s not our future.

Timsh
Timsh

And his name is not Dean….

Richie

Worth adding that (Matt) Macey wasn’t dropped; he got injured around Christmas and hasn’t got back in the team after injury as Plymouth have suddenly picked up form.

Olave
Olave

What’s happened to the Don Vito at Reading then? Always thought Mannone was decent enough, certainly good enough to be one of their better players

Micky Tayrian
Micky Tayrian

Although I’ve never seen him play I reckon we should get rid of him

Leemillion
Leemillion

Confused as to why we’ve kept him on our books. He obviously has never shown enough to be our number 2, nevermind number 1. I think when it comes to 3rd choice, you just make up the number with whoever as it’s so unlikely you ever need them. Hopefully he does alright and we can get a little bit of money for him.