Emi Martinez is enjoying a good loan spell at Reading, and with Petr Cech retiring at the end of the season, he could well be a candidate to fill that particular gap in the squad.
However, the Argentine says he doesn’t know what Arsenal and Unai Emery have in mind for him, and he says he’ll sit down with the head coach at the current campaign to try and get some clarity over his future.
The 26 year old has made 16 appearances for the Royals since joining in January, helping them avoid relegation, and will return to North London knowing there’s a place in the squad for him if we don’t buy another keeper or use David Ospina – who still has one year left on his contract – as back-up for Bernd Leno.
“I just want to know if they trust me,” he said . “If they want to give me the chance to become number one, I will stay there, no doubt.
“Arsenal are a club of my dreams but if they can’t guarantee me any games then it’s time for me to move on.
“I know I can be Arsenal’s number 1. I’ve got everything to do it but I want to play games.
“I need to sit down with Unai. After the season finishes I’ll have a chat with him to see what his plans are for me.”
As for his future with Cech’s retirement, he referenced Emery and a desire to find out once and for all what his plans are.
“People think I am going to be second choice, but I don’t know what he really wants from me,” he continued.
“When I have that meeting, I’m going to have something on the table and then we’ll move on from there. To be honest, I don’t really know what the club wants from me.
“I knew they wanted me to come here to do really well. But Arsenal have always signed goalkeepers in front of me so I never know.”