A number of Arsenal fans have taken to Twitter to comment on the report in The Sun claiming Leeds United are eyeing Gunners ace Emiliano Martinez.
The outlet claims that the Elland Road outfit has made a new goalkeeper a priority as they gear up for a return to the Premier League after a 16-year absence.
Martinez, who joined Arsenal’s youth academy in 2010 from Argentinian side Independiente and broke into the first team two years later, has made 35 competitive appearances for the Gunners.
The 27-year-old has excelled in the absence of first-choice Bernd Leno, playing 50 minutes off the bench against Brighton and the full 90 minutes in every Arsenal match since.
“The way he trains every day, behaves and has been behaving since he’s been at the club is phenomenal,” Arteta said of the Argentine, as quoted by The Mirror, earlier this month.
However, The Sun speculates that Martinez may not want to return to bench-warming duties once Leno returns to fitness, and could be tempted by first-team football elsewhere.
In addition, with Leeds boasting the legendary Marcelo Bielsa in the Elland Road dugout, it could prove another incentive for his fellow countryman to make the switch.
Nonetheless, plenty of Arsenal fans have claimed on social media that, if Kepa Arrizabalaga cost £72million, then Martinez should go for £100million.
Below are some of the comments:
They bought the young goalkeeper that played against us in the FA cup from lorient i belive so i dont think they need another GK but if they want him i wont mind a 100mil for him i mean this in all seriousness aswell 100mil if kepa is 75 then emi is 100mil end of discussion
— Waqar ali (@Waqaral1995) July 25, 2020
He’s 27 or 28
— oladejo idris (@dreezydandy) July 25, 2020
100m and he’s yours
— StanJustInvestHive ?????? (@AlfieRushen) July 25, 2020
100M What??! Come on mate.
They should pay £250M
— ✌ Toochi Arsenal (@Toochi_Arsenal) July 25, 2020
nothing less than 100m for martinez considering kepa went for 80m
— NEVALEFT (@nevaleftmusic) July 25, 2020
We shouldn’t let go of him. He has earned his place in the squad
— Kodiwo Antony???? (@AntonyBenard) July 25, 2020
We are ready to sell today. The only condition is if KEPA Arizebalaga could worth £75m, He is worth £120m. We will manage £100m.
— ASIRU Raheem A. (@RaheemAsiru) July 25, 2020
If Kepa was £80m, no team can afford Emi
— Łukasz Muszyński (@Lukas_Muszynski) July 25, 2020