Emiliano Martinez could emerge as a target for Chelsea, says Arsenal legend Ian Wright.
Frank Lampard is reportedly keen to find an adequate goalkeeper ahead of next season after falling out of faith in the ability of Kepa, who has not been that impressive this season for us
And Martinez, who has been very impressive since the injury to Bernd Leno, will not want to go back to being a back-up to the German next season, which may happen as Leno is easily the clubs number one stopper.
He has helped the Gunners into the FA Cup final and to six wins in the English top-flight, with his stock rising to the point that he may now be offered a regular role away from Emirates Stadium.
And Wright fears that will be the case, with the Arsenal legend thinking we will be casting admiring glances in the direction
“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 said on the Kelly & Wrighty Show.
“Obviously there’s no fans there, but everybody spoke about Emi and how good he is, but I didn’t realise how good he was because I didn’t see enough of him.
“I saw him in some cup games but he’s commanding, he makes great saves, he’s good on the ground, he’s got everything 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.”
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