The Argentine keeper has endured a difficult 10-year spell on the membership, and after six mortgage strikes, lastly acquired his first actual probability in the crew after Bernd Leno’s harm during the defeat to Brighton in June.
Martinez has taken the chance with each fingers and confirmed to be one of many Gunners’ high performers, saving his aspect’s blushes on a number of events.
The 27-year-old capped off his glorious run of type in the aspect with a long-awaited trophy and struggled to place into phrases simply how a lot it meant to him and his household.
‘I can’t actually speak,’ an emotional Martinez informed the BBC as captain and match-winner Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang arrived to consolation him.
‘I said to him [Aubameyang] before the game, you’re going to win us the sport since you are our captain. And he did it.
‘Regarding my family, I can’t speak.’
Bernd Leno might wrestle to get again into the aspect upon his return from harm subsequent season and Gunners legend Ian Wright is fearful the Argentine received’t need to proceed as a No.2 and could also be tempted away from the Emirates.
The former England striker informed the Kelly and Wrighty Show final week: ‘When you go to a No.2, the very first thing you do is fear since you assume, “Has he had enough games? Will he be able to deal with the pressure?”
‘Everybody spoke about Emi and how good he is, but I didn’t realise how good he was as a result of I didn’t see sufficient of him.
‘I saw him in some cup games but he’s commanding, he makes nice saves, he’s good on the bottom, he’s acquired all the pieces 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 performed to this stage being a No.1?
‘He will surely want to go and be a No 1 now.’
‘What frightens me is you look at someone like Frank [Lampard] and you look at what Chelsea’s doing, you simply say to your self, “Do you know something? Can we prise him away?”
‘This is what worries me, simply because you look at what he’s executed and the way he performs, he is best than Kepa now.
‘I think he’s in all probability higher than Bernd Leno if I’m going to be completely trustworthy, from what I’ve seen. I’d be gutted [if Martinez left].’
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