Arsenal consider Emiliano Martinez as replacement for Petr Cech to avoid transfer

first_imgAdvertisement Coral BarryWednesday 27 Feb 2019 6:46 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link363Shares (Picture: Rex Features)Some reports claim Emery will have as little as £40million to spend at the end of the season as the Gunners brace themselves for another season without Champions League football.Arsenal currently occupy fourth spot in the Premier League table, but are just a point ahead of Manchester United and three ahead of Chelsea.Emery’s only signing in January was the loan addition of Denis Suarez, who is yet to make a start for Arsenal.More: FootballBruno Fernandes responds to Man Utd bust-up rumours with Ole Gunnar SolskjaerNew Manchester United signing Facundo Pellistri responds to Edinson Cavani praiseArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira moves Comment Arsenal consider Emiliano Martinez as replacement for Petr Cech to avoid transfercenter_img Cech is retiring at the end of the season (Picture: Getty)Despite Martinez’s form, Reading are battling relegation from the Championship and have goal difference to thank for not currently sitting in the bottom three.Martinez’s promotion may shock fans considering that despite the fact the goalkeeper has spent his entire senior career at Arsenal, he has made just 16 appearances.After a difficult January where Emery had zero transfer funds, the summer is not expected to be much better for the Arsenal boss.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 City Advertisement Martinez is on loan at Reading from Arsenal (Picture: Rex Features)Unai Emery is considering promoting Emiliano Martinez to the senior team to take over from Petr Cech as Arsenal’s No.2 goalkeeper, reports say.Arsenal will need to add another goalkeeper to their squad in the summer as Cech prepares to hang up his boots.Cech is retiring after 15 years in the Premier League, but Arsenal are reluctant to dip into the transfer market to fill the veteran’s boots.The Sun claim Martinez is an option having played every minute of Reading’s Championship games since joining the Royals in January on loan.ADVERTISEMENT Arsenal v Bournemouth: Unai Emery press conferenceTo 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 8:03FullscreenArsenal v Bournemouth: Unai Emery press conferencehttps://metro.co.uk/video/arsenal-v-bournemouth-unai-emery-press-conference-1871444/This 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.Martinez, 26, would be a free option for Emery and allow the Arsenal boss to spend limited transfer funds elsewhere.AdvertisementAdvertisementThe Argentine, who came through Arsenal’s youth ranks, has impressed at Reading when an injury to No.1 Anssi Jaakkola allowed Martinez to step into the team.Reading have been beaten just once in the league with Martinez in goal and Arsenal think he could be the solution to replacing Cech.last_img read more