Report: Arsenal goalkeeper Emiliano Martinez would “never say no” to his former club

Written by Kian Long

May 2, 2020

It’s no secret that every footballer has that one club they hold close to their hearts. For many, it is where they first began their career and for others, it is the club which gave them a chance to propel their career to new heights.

For Arsenal players, it is no different and there should be no shame in this. Unless you are a product from the youth academy, such as Bukayo Saka or Reiss Nelson, chances are Arsenal players will hold another club close to their hearts and will speak openly about their praise.

This has been proven by Emilano Martinez, Arsenal’s backup goalkeeper. The Argentine international has featured for the Gunners this season in the Europa League mainly, but also the two domestic cups. That said, he has not been so important under Mikel Arteta since he, of course, favours Bernd Leno.

According to a new report from TNT Sports, the Arsenal goalkeeper has claimed he would “never say no to” his former club Independiente, where he spent two years of his youth career.

“If there’s one club I’d go to in Argentina, it’s Independiente. I’d never say no to them; I’m very grateful.  I always had the bitter taste of not being able to make my debut in Primera before going to Europe.”

– Emiliano Martinez (via TNT)

I feel for Martinez. He has been an excellent servant to Arsenal since joining the youth academy and although he has never been the top dog, he has been a reliable back-up option when need be. Consequently, fans should honour his decision to return to his home side if need be.

Although, the good news for Arsenal fans is, he won’t be bringing Lucas Torreira with him. He joked openly that Torreira would not be joining him if he were to pursue this venture, since Arsenal’s midfielder is a Boca Juniors fan. Phew.

Cover image: joshjdss, 2015

 

 

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