Reading’s loaned in goalkeeper Emiliano Martinez has said that he is eager to try and resolve his future with parent club Arsenal in the upcoming summer transfer window.

Reading loanee Emiliano Martinez has said that if parent club Arsenal cannot guarantee him any game time next season, he will look to move away from the club.

Martinez has been an Arsenal player since 2010 when he joined form Argentinian side Independiente. Over the course of his time at Arsenal, the 26-year-old has spent most of his time on loan spells away. The Argentine has spent time on loan Oxford United, Sheffield Wednesday, Rotherham United, Wolves and Spanish side Getafe over the past seven seasons.

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He joined Reading on loan in January the ‘keeper has enjoyed a successful spell with the club, helping them maintain their Championship status, playing 17 times. 

Now, he has spoken out about his future, saying he would prefer to stay with Arsenal but will look to move away if he is not guaranteed game time.

“I just want to know if they [Arsenal] trust me,” the ‘keeper said to Get Reading.

“If they want to give me the chance to become number one, I will stay there, no doubt.

“Arsenal are a club of my dreams but if they can’t guarantee me any games then it’s time for me to move on.

“I know I can be Arsenal no.1. I’ve got everything to do it but I want to play games. I need to sit down with Unai. After the season finishes I’ll have a chat with him to see what his plans are for me.

“People think I am going to be second choice [at Arsenal]but I don’t know what he really wants from me.

“When I have that meeting, I’m going to have something on the table and then we’ll move on from there. To be honest, I don’t really know what the club wants from me. I knew they wanted me to come here to do really well. But Arsenal have always signed goalkeepers in front of me so I never know.”


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