Arsenal identify Emiliano Martinez replacement as Mikel Arteta sanctions sale of FA Cup hero

first_img Mikel Arteta discusses changes at ArsenalTo view this video please enable JavaScript, and consider upgrading to a web browser that supports HTML5 video Play VideoLoaded: 0%0:00Progress: 0%PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration Time 3:46FullscreenMikel Arteta discusses changes at Arsenal is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.MORE: Michael Owen makes prediction for Arsenal v Liverpool Community Shield clashMORE: Mikel Arteta makes Willian and William Saliba promise to Arsenal fansFollow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. For more stories like this, check our sport page. Martinez wants to be the starting stopper (Picture: Getty)Arsenal are ready to cash in on Emiliano Martinez and have already identified a replacement, reports say.Martinez shone for Arsenal at the end of the season having stepped up to replace the injured Bernd Leno and lifted the FA Cup with his team-mates at Wembley at the start of the month.The Argentine is determined to be a No.1 goalkeeper and is prepared to pursue that aim away from Arsenal.The Athletic claim Mikel Arteta and his staff still consider German stopper Leno their starting goalkeeper and the head coach is prepared to offload Martinez.ADVERTISEMENTArsenal think the 25-year-old could fetch £20million in the transfer market, although Martinez is hopeful the Gunners’ asking price will not block his exit.AdvertisementAdvertisementMartinez would like Arsenal to take a hit on his transfer fee if needs be, considering he is the longest serving player at the club.Having signed a six-year deal in 2016 worth £20,000 a week, Martinez and his team have been pushing for a better contract. Coral BarryFriday 28 Aug 2020 5:14 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link2.2kShares Advertisement Commentcenter_img Arsenal identify Emiliano Martinez replacement as Mikel Arteta sanctions sale of FA Cup hero Martinez won the FA Cup with Arsenal last season (Picture: Getty)Martinez would expect Arsenal chiefs to follow through on their promise of a salary bump by handing over a bonus before he joins another club.While the future of Martinez is now unclear, Arteta is keen to sign Brentford’s David Raya as his replacement.Arsenal have been tracking the Spanish goalkeeper for some time and he has received glowing reviews from Gunners coach Inaki Cana, who worked with Raya at Brentford.More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man CityRaya also qualifies as a homegrown player after coming through Blackburn Rovers’ youth ranks.Ahead of Arsenal’s Community Shield clash with Liverpool, Arteta was asked whether he thought he could keep Leno and Martinez happy. He said: ‘I don’t want to keep them both happy, I want the one that is not playing to be upset. ‘But upset and then challenge the next player to make him better, or if not, earn his place to do that. It’s not easy to do that.’ Advertisementlast_img

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