Arsenal goalkeeper Emi Martinez has suggested he may look to leave the Gunners if he doesn’t secure the number one spot in the future.
The 27-year-old has been called up for Argentina by manager Lionel Scaloni despite being reserve to Bernd Leno at club level, and while the shot-stopper says he will be patient under Unai Emery, he won’t rule out moving away from London:
“Unai Emery, the current coach, wanted to see me and was very surprised with me. In fact, I stayed because I knew I had real chances; otherwise, I would have gone to play somewhere else. London is very nice, I’m comfortable, but I’m not staying in comfort. And if I had to go somewhere else to play, I would do it.”
Martinez has been given opportunities in cup competitions by Emery this season, having played in two Europa League games and the Carabao Cup win against Nottingham Forest last month.
However, with Leno the same age as him, it does seem unlikely that the Argentine will be able to displace the current first-choice keeper unless there is an injury or drop in form.
Martinez hasn’t done anything wrong so far this season, having kept three clean sheets in his three appearances. His most notable performance was the seven saves he made in the 3-0 win over Eintracht Frankfurt.