Aston Villa Signs Arsenal Goal Keeper Emiliano Martinez
Aston Villa has completed the signing of Arsenal Argentine goalkeeper Emiliano Martinez for £17m. The 28-year-old Argentine, who made 23 appearances last season and played in the Gunners’ FA Cup final win over Chelsea, has signed a four-year deal with the Premier League side.
Aston Villa manager Dean Smith said Martinez will be a “key player for our club for the long term”. The manager said: “It is rare to be able to buy a top-class goalkeeper who hasn’t yet reached their peak age.” “We know how highly Arsenal rated him and we watched his outstanding performances last season in a trophy-winning, top side,” he added.
Emiliano Martinez has been with Arsenal for 10 years now, he has finally left the now to join Aston Villa. Gunners manager Mikel Arteta decided Bernd Leno would be his first choice this season and the German started Arsenal’s Premier League opener on Saturday – a 3-0 victory at Fulham. He is Villa’s third signing of the summer after striker Ollie Watkins signed from Brentford for a club record fee and right-back Matty Cash arrived from Nottingham Forest.