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Emiliano Martinez left Arsenal after being told he only had 95 per cent chance to start at Fulham

‘Something didn’t feel right’: Emiliano Martinez admits he decided to leave Arsenal for Aston Villa after being told he only had ’95 per cent chance’ to start season opener against Fulham

  • Emiliano Martinez completed a £16million move to Aston Villa from Arsenal 
  • He left the Gunners on a real high after lifting FA Cup and Community Shield
  • The Argentine was desperate to become an established No 1 so exited Arsenal
  • He has since shone for Villa, helping the club enjoy the perfect start in the league

Emiliano Martinez has opened up on his Arsenal departure, revealing he decided to leave the club after not being 100 per cent guaranteed the starting spot against Fulham in the season opener.

The Argentine goalkeeper sealed a £16million move to fellow Premier League outfit Aston Villa this summer and has continued his impressive form since joining up with Dean Smith’s side.

After Bernd Leno’s knee injury following Project Restart last season, Martinez finally nailed down regular game time in goal for the Gunners and shone in all competitions, lifting both the FA Cup…