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EPL: Arsenal set to face goalkeeping crisis

Timothy Aiyeku

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English Premier League club, Arsenal might be thrown into a goalkeeping crisis as Emiliano Martinez could dump the club in the summer transfer window.

The Argentina international came into the scene as the first-choice at the Emirates Stadium after Bernd Leno picked up an injury against Brighton in the Premier League encounter.

Emiliano Martinez in his short stint at the first-choice goalkeeper was impressive that it was difficult to notice the absence of Bernd Leno as he helped the Gunners to secure their 14th FA Cup title against Chelsea.

However, Emiliano Martinez has told the Arsenal board to assure him of a first-choice role or have him leave the club as he will not be willing to remain as a second choice if Bernd Leno returns.

This means the Gunners will be short of goalkeeping options should the Argentina international leave the club as getting a goalkeeper with such quality will be very difficult.

He stated that he has already shown the club that he can play and he would like to return for next season’s campaign with the assurance that he will be given the chance to do so.

Emiliano Martinez added that his target is to win the first-choice role as well as emerge as the first choice for the Argentina national team.

Timothy Aiyeku is a Mass Communication graduate from the Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria. He is a sports, everything football analyst.