Arsenal should have kept Martinez
Posted On March 28, 2021
In an exclusive interview with Football FanCast, former Aston Villa midfielder Lee Hendrie has suggested Arsenal should have kept goalkeeper Emiliano Martinez.
Martinez, who left Arsenal to join Villa in the last summer transfer window for regular playing time, has been in superb form this season.
In the current Premier League campaign, the 28-year-old has kept 14 clean sheets, a number only improved by Manchester City’s Ederson.
Who is better No.1, Martinez or Leno?
Last season, following a serious injury to Bernd Leno, Martinez was offered an opportunity between the sticks at the Emirates and absolutely delivered. He helped inspire Arsenal to their 14th FA Cup trophy after the Gunners managed to beat London rivals Chelsea 2-1 at Wembley, truly claiming a longer-term role.
In the end, however, it was not enough to convince Mikel Arteta, who allowed Martinez to leave the club, a decision that Hendrie questioned.
“I think Martinez should have stayed at Arsenal for his performances,” Said the ex-star of Villa FFC.
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Arsenal’s current No.1 Leno will next be in action when the North London club face Liverpool after the international break.