The “most likely scenario” for Arsenal goalkeeper Emiliano Martinez is that he “leaves” the Premier League club this summer, according to his agent.
The Argentinian goalkeeper finally had a taste of being No.1 while Bernd Leno was injured and now the Germany stopper is back, Martinez is reluctant to return to the bench.
Aston Villa have been heavily linked with the Argentina international with a £15m bid reportedly on the table, while Brighton have also been credited with interest.
And Martinez’s representative, Lucas Martinez Quarta, admits that it is likely that the goalkeeper will leave the Emirates Stadium this summer.
“The most likely scenario is that Emi Martinez leaves Arsenal because he wants to play,” Quarta told TyC Sports.
“He dreams of being the starting goalkeeper for the national team and he is willing to leave his home [at Arsenal] for the worthy cause of being Argentina’s number one.”
Speaking ahead of the Gunners’ opening match against Fulham, Arteta spoke about Martinez’s future: “We have some really good players in many different positions. Some of them are complicated and obviously, clubs come to us and they are interested in our players.
“It is very difficult to promise players game time or to be the first choice. It is part of this period in the market. We try to manage the situation as well as we can, all the time counting on what the players’ expectations are, what we can achieve with them as a club and we are making decisions towards that.”