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Arsenal goalkeeper Emiliano Martinez joins Aston Villa

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Arsenal goalkeeper Emiliano Martinez joins Aston Villa for £20million keeping nine clean sheets in 23 games last season and helped the Gunners win the FA Cup.

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Martinez is Villa’s third major signing of the summer, following the arrivals of Ollie Watkins and Matty Cash

(African Stand) — Arsenal have confirmed the £20million sale of goalkeeper Emi Martinez to Premier League rivals Aston Villa.

Martinez shone for the Gunners at the end of last season after being forced to step up following a knee injury to No1 Bernd Leno.

The Argentina international helped Arsenal win a record 14th FA Cup, but has now joined Villa on a four-year deal as he goes after regular first-team football.

Villa boss Dean Smith said: “We are really pleased with the signing of our new goalkeeper Emiliano Martinez.

“We know how highly Arsenal rated him and we watched his outstanding performances last season in a trophy-winning top side.

“We moved for Emi when we saw the opportunity, as it is rare to be able to buy a top-class goalkeeper who hasn’t yet reached their peak age and who can therefore be a key player for our Club for the long term.”

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