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Arsenal Make Crucial Goalkeeper Decision For Next Season Amidst Buffon, Donnaruma Links

Amuda Segun

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Emiliano Martinez

North London giants Arsenal have made a big goalkeeper decision ahead of next season according to the publication from the Daily Mirror.

It was revealed that Arsenal loanee Emiliano Martinez would be promoted to number two after former recipient Petr Cech retired from football.

The veteran goalkeeper announced his retirement from football earlier this year and his final game turned out to be the unfortunate 4-1 loss to former club Chelsea in the Europa League final.

Emiliano Martinez started the just concluded season as the fourth choice behind David Ospina, Bernd Leno and Petr Cech.

Last summer’s signing Bernd Leno usurped Petr Cech as the number one goalkeeper after his injury in September and he was unable to regain his place until he retired though he was the Arsenal goalkeeper for the cup competitions.

David Ospina had joined Italian Serie A giants Napoli on loan by then and the Colombian is expected to join them permanently this summer in a £3m deal.

Emiliano Martinez also left the club on loan to English Championship outfit Reading during the winter transfer window.

The Argentine international shot stopper impressed a great deal while he was at Reading as he helped the Royals escape relegation from the second tier of English football.

He made 18 appearances for Reading during the second half of the season.

Arsenal manager Unai Emery prefers to spend the Gunners’ limited transfer budget on other areas of the team rather than buy a new goalkeeper replacement for Cech.

The Gunners have been linked with several goalkeepers as potential replacement for Petr Cech.

The likes of Gianlugi Buffon and Gianlugi Donnaruma have all been linked with the North Londoners this summer.

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