Emiliano Martinez ready to fill in for injured Bernd Leno

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Emiliano Martinez changed Bernd Leno in goal for Arsenal during the 2-1 defeat at Brighton.

Emiliano Martinez is most likely to finish the season as Arsenal‘s first- option goalkeeper however insists he is gutted by the injury suffered by team- mate Bernd Leno

The Gunners lost 2-1 at Brighton on Saturday to a last-gasp Neal Maupay goal, with the striker included in an earlier occurrence which saw Leno removed on a stretcher.

The Germany international appeared to suffer a knee injury and left the Amex Arena using a brace and utilizing crutches.

Neal Maupay struck the late winner as Brighton got back to winning ways (Mike Hewitt/NMC Swimming Pool)

The PA news firm comprehends Leno will be completely evaluated in the coming days prior to the degree of the injury will be understood.

Leno’s injury includes to a growing list of physical fitness issues for head coach Mikel Arteta, who has actually seen his side lose both games considering that the Premier League reboot, with both Pablo Mari and Granit Xhaka required off in Wednesday’s defeat at Manchester City.

Fellow goalkeepers, consisting of David De Gea of Manchester United and international coworker Kevin Trapp, sent out messages of assistance to Leno on social media, while Martinez was likewise unfortunate to see his team- mate hurt.

Stay strong https://t.co/aq4PvhoNYx

— David de Gea (@D_DeGea) June 20, 2020

“In the goalkeepers’ union, you don’t want the other goalies to get injured because it can happen to anyone,” he informed arsenal.com

” We train every day together, we support each other, we’re actually close, we even have a WhatsApp group for simply me, Bernd and Matt (Macey)– it is ravaging to be sincere.

“I wish him a speedy recovery and if he needs the rest of the season, me and Matt will try to do a good job in the Premier League and try to cover him as much possible.”

Martinez has actually played the role of back- up goalkeeper this season following the retirement of Petr Cech last summer.

He has actually appeared in the Europa League and Carabao Cup however made a long-awaited return to the Premier League– even if the day did not go how he prepared as Maupay’s goal finished the return for the Seagulls after Lewis Dunk‘s rushed equaliser had actually counteracted Nicolas Pepe’s strike.

“The last time I played in the Premier League was three years ago,” added Martinez.

“But I wasn’t thinking about it when I just came on. I made a save straight afterwards but I am so disappointed for the result, I thought we deserved to be 2-0 or 3-0 up. But you just take it and learn from it.”

The triumph for Brighton was their first of the fiscal year as Graham Potter’s side fight against the drop.

Lewis Dunk rushed Brighton’s equaliser over the line (Mike Hewitt/NMC Swimming Pool)

Captain Dunk began the return with a close-range leveller and the England international felt the required post ponement of the season due to the coronavirus pandemic has actually provided Brighton a possibility to re-evaluate.

“It’s a huge win for us,” he informed the club’s official website.

” Our first this year, so they have actually been hard to visited however we strove during the last couple of weeks.

“To come from behind to get the three points was a great feeling for everyone. We pressed the reset button today and it’s worked.”

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