Emiliano Martínez (Out)

Discussion in 'Transfer Rumours' started by American_Gooner, Dec 18, 2018.

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  1. Gunner boy dd

    Gunner boy dd Coronavirus Truther

    We should offer them Leno instead. Can’t be dropping Emi after his recent performances. Makes no sense. Feel much more comfortable with him between the sticks. Catches the ball for fun. Sick of seeing Leno flap at every cross. I like Leno btw but Emi is just the superior keeper.
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  2. Furious

    Furious Emery Gone, Telly Back On

    I need to see some signs of reinforcements before I can accepts this. Bids for linked players flying in tonight, cheers.

    Leno has a tough job living up to the great level Martinez has shown. Gonna be the end of me whenever he flaps it into his own net.
  3. FluffyDoozi

    FluffyDoozi Well-Known Member

    20 million is far from a bad deal for a 28 year old with so few games. Not like there's a queue of teams lining up to get him. Just reminds me of Joel Campbell when he hit that purple patch and we turned down decent money from Sporting Lisbon I think. Or Chambers a few seasons ago, El Neny wanted by Leicester and we turned them down and gave him a new deal. Gibbs as well before we sold him at a lower fee to West Brom.

    We need to be a lot more ruthless with our sales considering that Stan is never going to invest in the team.
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  4. lamby22

    lamby22 It's Not Lupus

  5. drippin

    drippin Well-Known Member

    A rival would have to pay much more than Villa. Also not sure Martinez would go to battle with Kepa, or otherwise to a London rival.
  6. American_Gooner

    American_Gooner Not actually American. Unless Di Marzio says so. Moderator

    Martinez was at fault for Brighton's winner on June 20, so his good period was from June 25 to August 1. Just over five weeks and people are anointing him. Even then, he still could've cost the team the FA Cup with that handball outside the box. Never seen a change of opinion like this in such a short space of time.
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  7. truth_hurts

    truth_hurts Well-Known Member

    Would rather keep him as it would cost at least 10m to replace him and the replacement would not be as good.
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  8. drippin

    drippin Well-Known Member

    Yeah, let's sell our ~300 top league level goalie who has been very good for a long time. Who is basically the same age.

    After that we can live in the hope that our ~20 top league level goalie will continue at the same level and can keep confidence for example after a plunder.
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  9. Ash10

    Ash10 Jury Lite

    He's been so good but 20 million is good price for a backup keeper
  10. Troopz

    Troopz Established Member

    Not necessarily, look at that shambles of a transfer that Chelsea done with Kepa they spent 70m on him and now they’re stuck with a bum.

    27 or 28 is the perfect age for a goalkeeper, I’m sure if the likes of Oblak and Alisson were available now they’d command a much higher fee than a younger keeper.

    It’s a myth signing players to hold down a position for 10 years or so. There are no guarantees within that 10 years, just look at Chelsea/Kepa as a prime example.
  11. Troopz

    Troopz Established Member

    Battle with Kepa?


    I’ve heard it all now. He’d be more worried about Caballero than Kepa.
  12. drippin

    drippin Well-Known Member

    Of course the goalkeepers who have been top 5 in the world for a long time will command biggest fees.

    You can't compare Martinez to those, he has ~20 top level league games.

    I'm sure you understand why young players with good experience will command high fees. I'm not talking about any myths.
  13. drippin

    drippin Well-Known Member

    You missed the point again. He would not be guaranteed 1st there either.
  14. Troopz

    Troopz Established Member

    So are you suggesting that Emi Martinez isn’t better than Kepa or Caballero?

    Kepa and Caballero are both awful keepers.
  15. drippin

    drippin Well-Known Member

    No, that's your imagination. I'm clearly saying that he wants to be 1st choice keeper after being 2nd choice for so long.

    So I would assume he wants a team where he is guaranteed it, but of course we can't know.
  16. Troopz

    Troopz Established Member

    Emi Martinez walks into that Chelsea starting eleven. I’m sure of it.
  17. Riou

    Riou Non-Stop Nostalgia

    I can't really remember too many errors from Leno at Arsenal tbf, only one that jumps out at me is the one to Chelsea.

    Bernd is a good keeper too.
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  18. drippin

    drippin Well-Known Member

    Well it looks like they're buying Edouard Mendy from Ligue 1, with 2 years of top league level experience. 28 years old too.

    You asked why Chelsea is not mentioned in regards to Martinez and I gave you some possible reasons. Currently it looks like he is not walking there.
  19. roz

    roz Fake News Merchant

    Torn on this as Emi has probably been the best keeper in the league since after the Brighton game & yet you cant help but wonder whether this is just a purple patch. Leno seems largely forgotten which is criminal seeing as he single handedly saved us from being embarrassed more than I feel comfortable remembering.

    20 million is great If we can use it on one of our top targets but thats a big ‘If’ for me, wouldn’t be surprised to see us sell and then not sign anyone which would weaken us significantly.

    Think Id keep Emi, give him a decent contract & let him & Leno battle it out. Leno is still young & there’s plenty of games for them to share + competition is only good really.
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  20. DanDare

    DanDare Emoji Merchant and Believer-In-Chief Trusted

    It's not like he's a calamity. But he's worse in the air and that invites pressure.
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