Ian Wright: I was devastated to see Emiliano Martinez leave Arsenal

Sun 13 December 2020 | 14:05

Former Gunners star has praised Emiliano Martinez for his high-quality goal keeping.

Emiliano Martinez

spent near a decade at


and finally got his shot to shine at Arsenal’s goal when Brend Leno got injured last season. Martinez’s spectacular form contributed greatly to Mikel Arteta’s success in the FA Cup. However, his fine performances were not enough to secure the number one spot for him so he joined

Aston Villa

at the end of the season and until now has managed to keep five clean sheets for his new team. In a recent interview with

Match of the Day


Ian Wright

has admitted that he was hoping that the Argentinian would stay at Emirates.

“Four of their five away games they’ve won that’s fantastic form, he’s the reason why,” Wright said. “I was devastated to see him leave Arsenal but he wants to be the Argentinian No.1.

“When you look at what he’s done for Villa up until this point he’s got five clean sheets, he’s just a very, very good goalkeeper.”

Arsenal will play their next Premier League match against Burnley on Sunday.

source: SportMob