Emiliano Martinez plans to dethrone Bernd Leno as Arsenal’s No.1 this season

first_imgEmiliano Martinez plans to dethrone Bernd Leno as Arsenal’s No.1 this season Comment Martinez was ready to leave Arsenal this summer (Picture: Getty)Emiliano Martinez has revealed he was assured of game time this season at Arsenal.The goalkeeper is currently behind Bernd Leno, but the current No.1 has faced criticism for some errors this season.Gary Neville feels Leno is not the elite goalkeeper Arsenal need and Martinez has now fired a warning at his team-mate.‘He has more professional matches than me, but in qualities, I am equal to or better than him,’ Martinez said.ADVERTISEMENT Martinez believes he will be No.1 by the end of the season (Picture: Getty)Martinez, 27, has only played 14 games for the Gunners in seven years at the club, but plans to be Arsenal’s No.1 by the end of the season.‘My goal is to reach the Argentine national team,’ he said. ‘I have the qualities, I need only a little more playing time.‘I want to add minutes, make a great season, be Arsenal’s number one and have chances of being in the [national] team that plays the Copa America [in] 2020.’MORE: Alexandre Lacazette sends message to Arsenal fans after injury blowMore: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man City Coral BarrySaturday 14 Sep 2019 6:53 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link1.4kSharescenter_img Leno is under pressure to improve at Arsenal (Picture: Getty)‘I had a great season on loan at Reading & I had offers to leave Arsenal. I wanted to play, after nine years without much rhythm, I wanted to leave.’AdvertisementAdvertisement‘I got the news that I was going to play more games and I decided to stay to try to be number one,’ he continued.‘I’m very prepared. If I didn’t believe myself of being capable of taking that position, I would not have stayed.’ Advertisement Advertisementlast_img

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