Emi Martinez: 2019/20 Performances

Discussion in 'Arsenal Talk' started by Aevi, Aug 9, 2019.

  1. Aussie_gunner123

    Aussie_gunner123 Well-Known Member

    I really feel that once Leno is back & fully fit Arteta will most likely bring Leno straight back as the #1 keeper, Leno can pull of some amazing saves but he still makes me a fair bit nervous with our set pieces or maybe thats just to do with our defence. If Leno does go straight back into the lineup as 1st choice, will that make Martinez leave us eventually to get a #1 spot himself?

    Tbf at this stage I'm more leaning towards Emi persistently as our 1st choice now, Emi will catch a lot more of the high balls whereas Leno will just punch them away. Emi is now starting to get some confidence up & will probably start to pull off some great saves himself I'd say. His kicks are also great & nearly got us a good goal from Auba because of a good quick kick away.
     
  2. krackpot

    krackpot Well-Known Member

    No way can Emi be the No. 1. He is awesome, but Leno is tried and tested.
     
  3. Jury

    Jury Mission Accomplished

    Never say never. If he’s outstanding in his stint and gives us no reason to drop him for Leno, would you drop him for the sake of it?
     
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  4. krackpot

    krackpot Well-Known Member

    Well said. I really like him.

    But he is just so unknown. That is one of only reasons I prefer Leno at this point.
     
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  5. Jury

    Jury Mission Accomplished

    Yeah there’s still a long way to go with Emi. The ability is clearly there, it’s just the consistency at first team level that needs proving. He’s got some big dates coming up to show it though. All I hope at this stage is that he performs well enough to keep the pressure off before we play the semi final. I wouldn’t want to rush Leno back for that. There’s always a little back story with FA cup triumphs.. I’m hoping our reserve keeper is ours :trophy:
     
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  6. Football Manager

    Football Manager Broken Record

    @BigPoppaPump
    Another popularity contest here, host by the same person.
     
  7. Tosker

    Tosker Hates Foreigners

    some other team is pretty sure to come sniffing around before long, but at least if he leaves us it'll now be for a decent amount of dosh
     
  8. karl

    karl Well-Known Member

    It's a win win. If Leno goes straight back in, we should get a decent fee for Emi. Personally I love how he deals with crosses, which is the only area I worry about Leno.
     
    Last edited: Jul 6, 2020
  9. Mrs Bergkamp

    Mrs Bergkamp Well-Known Member

    Commands his box and is good in the air. That's what Leno lacks. I dont know if that deficiency makes the defence nervous and causes the GK to be called in to action more often, but Martinez doesn't make me nervous. Regardless, he'll keep his place for the rest of the season and the games every four days are a good test for him.
     
  10. Elite Smarts

    Elite Smarts Member

    I think Emi will start league games and Leno plays the cup competition games.
     
  11. GDeep™

    GDeep™ Wrong, But Rarely

    This recent form from Martinez is better than anything I have seen from Leno, who I don’t think has totally ever convinced as a top GK.

    Martinez is recent weeks has atleast shown glimpses of an absolute top level GK.
     
  12. OnlyOne

    OnlyOne Tier 1 Height

    Don't think Martinez has made one save where I'd fully expect the ball to hit the back of the net, most saves he's made I'd expect any decent keeper to make. He's been good back up, good in the air and some decent kicking, nothing more.
     
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  13. SA Gunner

    SA Gunner Prediction Pool King Trusted

    Excellent again this evening.

    Commands the box, is able to read the game and distribute the ball effectively and even acts as an attack option with his long balls.

    We must keep this player at all costs. Need him and Leno competing for the number 1 spot next season. Right now I dont think Leno automatically returns anymore.
     
  14. yousif_arsenal

    yousif_arsenal King of Twitter Rumours Moderator

    When the last time we had keeper that confident in air he catching everything :rofl: i know his height helps but still not easy thing to do
     
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  15. Pop Tart

    Pop Tart Well-Known Member

    One of our most consistent performers. No complaints. Has not put foot wrong, looks confident. Strong distribution and catching.
     
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  16. hydrofluoric acid

    hydrofluoric acid Dishonest To His Federation

    I still maintain my opinion of months ago that Martinez is better than Leno!
     
  17. yousif_arsenal

    yousif_arsenal King of Twitter Rumours Moderator

    He has few abilities that leno don't have like being better in air and good delivery.
     
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  18. Aevi

    Aevi Hale End FC Moderator

    Which team do you guys reckon will buy him for 100m pounds this summer? I'm thinking PSG.
     
  19. GoonerJeeves

    GoonerJeeves Up The Terriers

    Pat Jennings
     
  20. yousif_arsenal

    yousif_arsenal King of Twitter Rumours Moderator

    Yeah gone the days when we watch ospina :lol: guy was hopeless
     

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