Martinez completes a move to Villa Park for a deal in the region of £16m which could rise to £20m with add-ons. Martinez, who had two years remaining on his contract at Arsenal first impressed when he stepped in for Bernd Leno when the German got injured during a 2-1 loss against Brighton after the Premier League’s restart in June.
The Argentine kept nine clean sheets in 23 games last season and also helped Arsenal win the FA Cup, and also started in their Community Shield triumph over Liverpool at the start of the 2020/2021 season. During the 2020/2021 Premier League campaign Martinez played 9 games for Arsenal. During that time the Argentine had conceded 9 goals, saved 34 shots and kept 3 clean sheets.
Emiliano Martinez is Aston Villa’s third major signing of the summer transfer window alongside Matty Cash from Nottingham Forest and Ollie Watkins From Brentford.