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Villa Make Second Bid For Arsenal Player – Report

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Premier League side Aston Villa have made a second bid for Arsenal goalkeeper Emiliano Martinez as they attempt to bolster their squad for the new season scheduled to start on Saturday.

Aston Villa narrowly escaped relegation from the Premier League last season and manager Dean Smith is keen to avoid a repeat by beefing up his squad for this campaign.

The Midlands club made a first bid of £10m for Emiliano Martinez and that was swiftly rejected by the Gunners.

According to The Athletic, Emiliano Martinez is the subject of a second bid of almost £20m which is said to be the asking price set by Arsenal. It remains to be seen whether the new bid will be convinced enough for the Gunners.

Emiliano Martinez is the longest serving player at Arsenal after spending over a decade and he recently got his chance to be the number one Arsenal goalkeeper due to the injury to former first choice Bernd Leno towards the end of last season.

He has been able to justify his selection with a series of impressive performances. Martinez was an important player for the Gunners as they won the FA Cup and the Community Shield in the space of one month.

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