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Martinez sends class message to former side Arsenal after Aston Villa win

Martinez has nothing but respect for the Gunners (Picture: Getty Images)

Emiliano Martinez has sent a classy message to his former club Arsenal after Aston Villa’s resounding 3-0 victory over the Gunners on Sunday night.

The Villa goalkeeper went up against his old side for the first time since leaving the Emirates back in the summer.

Martinez had little to do between the sticks as the Gunners were restricted to just two shots on target as they once again struggled to create clear cut chances.

The Argentine embraced former team-mate Holding at full-time (Picture: Getty Images)

Ollie Watkins’ double after Bukayo Saka’s own goal wrapped up the three points for Dean Smith’s side as they climbed to sixth in the Premier League table.

Martinez was sold to Villa in the summer in a deal worth £20million after Mikel Arteta opted to stick with Bernd Leno as his first-choice goalkeeper.

The 28-year-old spent 10 years at the north London club and finally broke into the first team towards the end of last season, but his excellent displays and key involvement in FA Cup and Community Shield triumphs weren’t enough to nail down the No.1 spot.

Speaking after the game,…