Arsenal goalkeeper joins La Liga side on loan

Arsenal goalkeeper Emiliano Martinez has joined La Liga side Getafe on loan for the 2017/18 season as confirmed by the club.

The Argentine international was third choice at the Emirates last season but penned a new contract at the Gunners before the end of last season. The 24 year old wants to become Arsenal’s first choice keeper and a loan away from the Emirates could see him challenge for number one spot as the Argentine is behind Petr Cech and David Ospina.

Since joining the Gunners in 2010, he has spent time at Oxford United, Sheffield Wednesday, Rotherham and Wolves. Emi was given a crack at first team football last season having made five appearances and keeping three clean sheets. He also impressed during pre-season matches as he saved two penalties in the International Cup as the Gunners beat Bayern Munich 3-2 on penalties.