According to Mauricio Pochettino, the man Arsenal sold for £17 million is now truly “world-class.”
Mauricio Pochettino, the manager of Chelsea, has given Emiliano Martinez, who Arsenal moved to Aston Villa three and a half years ago, high praise.
Yesterday at Stamford Bridge, Unai Enery’s squad held the Blues to a goalless draw. Chelsea had plenty of chances to score, but Martinez did a great job keeping the scoreboard clean for Villa.
Mauricio Pochettino praises the old-boy of Arsenal Martinez Emiliano
Emiliano Martinez spent nearly ten years as an Arsenal player.
The majority of the Argentine’s tenure was spent away on loan, but he did leave his imprint in his last season, helping the Gunners win the Community Shield and the FA Cup.
Martinez was then signed by Aston Villa in 2020 for a meagre £17 million (BBC), and ever since, he has established himself as one of the world’s greatest goalkeepers.
The 31-year-old has excelled for both Villa and his nation. In recent years, he was a major factor in Argentina’s victories in the World Cup and the Copa America.
Martinez had another outstanding performance last night, and after his team had to settle for a draw, Mauricio Pochettino showered him with accolades.