Goalkeeper Emiliano Martinez signs new long-term contract with Arsenal

Published 25/11/16 

Emiliano Martinez has signed a new long-term contract with the club.

The 24-year-old has made just 10 senior appearances for the side since joining the academy in 2010, two of which have come in Arsenal's EFL Cup campaign this season.

However, despite being behind Petr Cech and David Ospina in the pecking order, the Argentine has now committed his long-term future to the club.

"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 has kept clean sheets in both of his EFL Cup appearances this season.

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