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Arsenal news: Emiliano Martinez’s agent explains why he wants to leave

The Argentine shot-stopper is on the verge of leaving the Gunners (Picture: Getty Images)

Emiliano Martinez’s agent has confirmed the Arsenal goalkeeper is set to leave the north London club as he targets a number one role elsewhere to secure his place in the Argentina team.

The 28-year-old came into the Arsenal side after the restart, replacing the injured Bernd Leno, and performed brilliantly as the side lifted the FA Cup.

However, with the German now back from injury, Mikel Arteta intends to reinstate Leno as his number one and has been unable to give Martinez any assurances over game time.

Martinez played brilliantly as Arsenal won their 14th FA Cup last season (Picture: Getty)

Aston Villa have already lodged a £15million offer for the Argentine – which is short of Arsenal’s asking price – while Brighton have recently emerged as contenders for his signature.

Martinez will not be in the starting XI when Arsenal take on Fulham on Saturday in the first game of the new Premier League season, and his agent says the keeper’s desire to move is being driven by his hopes of being Argentina’s number one.

‘The most likely scenario is that Emi Martinez leaves…