Player talks ‘going toe-to-toe’ at Arsenal for first-team spot – Says he ‘surprised’ Unai Emery - football

Player talks ‘going toe-to-toe’ at Arsenal for first-team spot – Says he ‘surprised’ Unai Emery



When it comes to fighting it out for the number one shirt at a football club, patience can be a virtue.
Goalkeepers have it tougher than most trying to break into the first team, with managers and clubs often reluctant to make a change in one of the most critical positions on the pitch.
Emiliano Martínez can certainly attest to that. He joined Arsenal from Independiente in 2010 but spent the last nine years on various loan spells, to different degrees of success.
This year, though, he?s found himself in the first-team picture after a successful spell at Reading last year provided plenty of evidence that he could provide stern competition to current Arsenal number one Bernd Leno.
Martínez has since started as Arsenal?s cup keeper, making two appearances in the Europa League and one in the Carabao Cup, and he now feels he?s close to being number one outright. ?It?s the first time I feel this way,? he told Clarín.
?I am in one of the best clubs in the world. Arriving here at age 16, it is much more difficult than in any other team to reach the first team.
?But after a lot of work and some loans, today I’m going toe-to-toe [with Leno]. I?m cutting my teeth in European competitions, and that has a lot of value since not every club does that.?
Embed from Getty Images
Key to Martínez?s reversal in fortune was convincing Unai Emery that he was worthy of keeping when he replaced Arsene Wenger at the helm.
The Spaniard has focused on reinventing the squad since replacing Wenger...
URL source: http://sportwitness.co.uk/category/premier-league/arsenal/

--------------------------------
 

Man City boss Pep Guardiola targets three major transfer signings

10-07-2020 12:46 - ( Manchester City )


Report claims Chelsea getting Timo Werner for even cheaper deal than first expected

Mark Lawrenson states his prediction for Man United v Southampton

Mark Lawrenson is backing Manchester United to continue their recent good form with a 3-0 victory over Southampton at Old Trafford in Monday night’s Premier League clash. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s men have been earning lots of praise for their...
11-07-2020 08:45 - ( Manchester United )
Report claims Chelsea getting Timo Werner for even cheaper deal than first expected

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer reacts to Anthony Martial’s ‘fuming’ response to being subbed off during Manchester United win

Manchester United FCOle Gunnar Solskjaer identifies three weaknesses in Manchester United's squad ?Everyone wants to be a part of the team, everyone wants to be on the pitch, and he?s put a shift in. ?So [his reaction] is fine....
10-07-2020 08:46 - ( Manchester United )
Report claims Chelsea getting Timo Werner for even cheaper deal than first expected

Barcelona ?convinced? Pedri is ready for the first-team

Photo by Gabriel Jimenez/Quality Sport Images/Getty Images The youngster will arrive from Las Palmas in the summer Barcelona are reportedly already ?convinced? that Pedri can play a role in the first-team next season in La Liga. The...
10-07-2020 08:51 - ( barcelona )
Report claims Chelsea getting Timo Werner for even cheaper deal than first expected

Arsenal could play in the Community Shield even if they lose to Manchester City in FA Cup semi-final

Arteta won the Community Shield twice with Arsenal while skipper (Picture: Getty Images) The Europa League final does not take place until August 21, with the Champions League final following two days later, and Manchester City, Manchester...
11-07-2020 08:45 - ( Arsenal )
Report claims Chelsea getting Timo Werner for even cheaper deal than first expected

Mikel Arteta reveals what it was like being coached by Jose Mourinho at Barcelona

Mourinho and Van Gaal during the 1997/98 season with Barcelona (Picture: Getty) The pair actually worked together, with Mourinho taking a number of sessions with the Barcelona B team ? for whom Arteta made 42 appearances ? as he began his...
11-07-2020 08:45 - ( Arsenal )


Report claims Chelsea getting Timo Werner for even cheaper deal than first expected

Three answers and three questions from the win over Alavés

Photo by Denis Doyle/Getty Images Real Madrid are a step closer to the title, throwing up several talking points in the process. A Karim Benzema penalty and a Marco Asensio goal, set up by the Frenchman, steered Real Madrid to a 2-0 win...
11-07-2020 08:51 - ( real madrid )
Report claims Chelsea getting Timo Werner for even cheaper deal than first expected

Mark Lawrenson states his prediction for Sheffield United v Chelsea FC

Mark Lawrenson is tipping Sheffield United to hold Chelsea FC to a 1-1 draw in their Premier League clash at Bramall Lane on Saturday evening. Frank Lampard’s Blues side have been in good form in recent games as the west London side continue...
11-07-2020 08:45 - ( Chelsea )
Report claims Chelsea getting Timo Werner for even cheaper deal than first expected

(Video) Spurs’ Dele Alli sex tape leaked after Liverpool dive, fans react hilariously

Just when you thought that nothing could distract you from the current state of disequilibrium at Stamford Bridge, Dele Alli’s nudes appear on your Twitter timeline. Alli felt the full wrath of the Liverpool faithful having dived during Spurs’...
05-02-2018 16:46 - ( Chelsea )
Report claims Chelsea getting Timo Werner for even cheaper deal than first expected

AC Milan Considering Fiorentina Striker To Partner Ante Rebic Next Season

Photo by Gabriele Maltinti/Getty Images The striker has been sharing minutes with Patrick Cutrone at Fiorentina and has been quite impressive. Sky Italia are reporting that AC Milan are targeting Fiorentina striker Dusan Vlahovic as a...
09-07-2020 19:52 - ( Milan )
Report claims Chelsea getting Timo Werner for even cheaper deal than first expected

Premier League: Michael Owen predicts defeat for Man Utd at Everton & big win for Chelsea

To view this video please enable JavaScript, and consider upgrading to a web browser that supports HTML5 video ‘United were flattered by the margin of victory against Watford at Old Trafford on...
29-02-2020 12:45 - ( Manchester United )


Report claims Chelsea getting Timo Werner for even cheaper deal than first expected

Gary Neville sends warning to Liverpool FC about Man United’s front three

Gary Neville reckons Manchester United’s front three of Marcus Rashford, Anthony Martial and Mason Greenwood have the ability to match Liverpool FC’s attack in the coming seasons. Manchester United eased to a resounding 3-0 victory over Aston...
11-07-2020 08:45 - ( Manchester United )
Report claims Chelsea getting Timo Werner for even cheaper deal than first expected

Middlesbrough vs West Bromwich Albion live streaming: Watch online, preview & prediction

Middlesbrough vs West Bromwich Albion live streaming & watch online If you want to watch Middlesbrough vs West Bromwich Albion live streaming, these are the live streaming instructions. Match: Middlesbrough vs West Bromwich Albion Competition:...
24-08-2018 12:46 - ( West Bromwich )
-------------------------------------