The Argentine keeper has endured a challenging 10-year spell at the club, and after six loan moves, finally got his first real chance in the team after Bernd Leno’s injury during the defeat to Brighton in June.
Martinez has taken the opportunity with both hands and proven to be one of the Gunners’ top performers, saving his side’s blushes on multiple occasions.
The 27-year-old capped off his excellent run of form in the side with a long-awaited trophy and struggled to put into words just how much it meant to him and his family.
‘I can’t really talk,’ an emotional Martinez told the BBC as captain and match-winner Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang arrived to comfort him.
‘I said to him [Aubameyang] before the game, you’re going to win us the game because you are our captain. And he did it.
‘Regarding my family, I can’t talk.’
Bernd Leno could struggle to get back into the side upon his return from injury next season and Gunners legend Ian Wright is fearful the Argentine won’t…