Ian Wright has raved about Arsenal goalkeeper Emiliano Martinez and reported Leeds United target Emiliano Martinez, and is stressed that Chelsea will make a move for him, as priced quote in The Express.
The Arsenal legend has confessed that he did not understand just how good Martinez is up until he saw him recently in regular action.
The Argentine goalkeeper is playing regular first-team football for the Gunners at the minute due to injury to first- option custodian Bernd Leno.
According to The Sun, Leeds– who will play in the Premier League next season after clinching automated promo from the Championship– are interested in signing the 27- year-old goalkeeper this summer.
Wright has also confessed that he is stressed that Chelsea manager Frank Lampard might make a move for Martinez due to the errors that Kepa Arrizabalaga has been making.
The Express quotes Wright as stating about Martinez: “Well when you go to a No 2, the first thing you do is worry because you think: ‘Has he had enough games? Will he be able to deal with the pressure?’,” Wright stated on the Kelly & & Wrighty Show.
” Clearly there’s no fans there however everyone discussed Emi and how good he is however I didn’t understand how good he was due to the fact that I didn’t see enough of him. I saw him in some cup games however he’s commanding, he makes great conserves, he’s good on the ground, he’s got whatever for a No 2.
“The thing that frightens me now with him is that when Bernd Leno does come back and he is fit, why would he want to continue as a No 2 when he’s played to this level being a No 1? He will surely want to go and be a No 1 now.”
Wright added: “What terrifies me is you take a look at somebody like Frank and you take a look at what Chelsea’s doing, you just state to yourself: ‘Do you know something? Can we prise him away?’.
” This is what concerns me, merely due to the fact that you take a look at what he’s done and how he plays, he is much better than Kepa now.
” I think he’s most likely much better than Bernd Leno if I’m going to be completely truthful, from what I have actually seen. I ‘d be gutted [if Martinez left].”
Leeds United transfer not likely?
Martinez is a very good goalkeeper, and one can comprehend why Leeds are apparently interested in him.
Nevertheless, the 27- year-old is already at a big club, and considered that Kiko Casilla is the first- option goalkeeper at Leeds, he would face the exact same problem he has at the Gunners today.
A move to Leeds this summer does appear not likely for Martinez.