Arsenal’s Emiliano Martinez pens new contract

Arsenal stopper Emiliano Martinez has committed his long-term future to the club by signing a new contract at the Emirates.

The Argentinian has made just 10 senior appearances for the Gunners since joining the academy in 2010, two of which come in EFL Cup campaign this season.

However, despite being behind Petr Cech and David Ospina, the 24-year-old has now extended his stay to the north Londoners.

“If you look at him, I personally see all the top qualities that a goalkeeper needs,” manager Arsene Wenger told Arsenal Player.

“He has the stature, he has the passion, he has the technical quality, he has the decision-making, he has huge power and he’s not frightened of anything.

“I remember a game at Anderlecht in the Champions League – it was a decisive game where he saved us. In the League Cup, every time he plays, he does extremely well. I am very happy that he committed, because I think he is the future goalkeeper at this club.”

Martinez becomes the second Arsenal player to extend his contract to the club after Hector Bellerin signed a new deal earlier this week

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