Emi Martinez missed today’s 3-0 win over Fulham as his time at Arsenal looks to be coming to an end.
The 28 year old travelled to the midlands earlier today and will undergo a medical at Aston Villa ahead of a £20m move.
— John Percy (@JPercyTelegraph) September 12, 2020
It’s an opportunity for him to become first choice at a club, and it’s not one fans should be begrudge him after 10 years at Arsenal. He’s a very good goalkeeper, and a great character, but if he has the chance to play regularly and with a massively improved contract, fair play.
Bernd Leno reminded people of his quality in today’s game, ensuring an early hesitation from Gabriel didn’t become something more costly – and the debutant’s man of the match performance afterward owed some thanks to the German.
Arsenal will need to source a replacement, and interestingly the main target, David Raya, was not in the Brentford squad today for their 1-0 defeat to Birmingham City.
It remains to be seen if the Bees can be convinced to sell him, so far they’ve been steadfast in their stance that he’s not for sale, but every player has a price.