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Arsenal hero Emiliano Martinez reveals TEN clubs are interested in making transfer bid for him as he seeks No1 spot

EMILIANO Martinez claims TEN clubs are looking at him following his brilliant end to the season.

The stand-in Arsenal stopper replaced the injured Bernd Leno in June and capped an impressive cameo by helping the Gunners beat Chelsea in the FA Cup final earlier this month.

Martinez, 27, has already warned he’s not prepared to play second fiddle when the German returns next season.

And he now claims ten clubs will be happy to give him the action he’s after following ten years being sent on loan from the Emirates or warming the bench.

 

The Argentine told Marca: “I want to stay at Arsenal, but if I play more minutes. 

“Because on a personal level, I have an age, I am in a game confidence that I need to add as many minutes as possible.

“I am in the sights of ten teams in Europe. But I can’t say who those clubs are, because it’s nothing concrete. 

“I still do not have the clear situation with Arsenal, when I have it when I return I will make the best decision for my career.”

Martinez had been loaned out six times since joining Arsenal as a teenager ten years ago and had made just 14 appearances prior to this season.

One of his loan clubs was Getafe in Spain, and Martinez revealed he would be happy to return to LaLiga if it doesn’t work out in North London.

He added: “I really liked LaLiga, it is true that I did not have a good experience at Getafe, because I did not play the games that I went to play. 

“But Spain is a great league, I love the country. If I go back I will add more minutes than I did in Getafe, and I would do it in the best way. If it is not England, I would like to go to Spain.”

Martinez kept nine clean sheets in his 23 games for the Gunners this season, while Leno managed the same amount – but from 32 matches.

The crocked 28-year-old German international has had plenty of other reasons to be happy though after tying the knot with girlfriend of five years Sophie Christin.

His knee injury, suffered in a clash with Brighton’s Neil Maupay, is also not as bad as first feared and he is back training ahead of a possible battle with Martinez next season.

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