Done deal: Aston Villa complete the signing of Emiliano Martinez from Arsenal

It was fairly obvious that Emiliano Martinez was going to be on his way out of Arsenal after he was left out of the squad to face Fulham yesterday.

He proved last season that he can play in the Premier League but he was never going to be the number 1 after Bernd Leno recovered from his injury, so a move to Aston Villa looks like a great thing for him.

It’s easy to forget that he’s 28 years old so he can’t afford to sit about on the bench as a back up for much longer, so moving to Villa will give him the chance to establish himself at the top level.

Aston Villa have reportedly now agreed a £20m deal to sign Emiliano Martinez from Arsenal.

Rumours have been circulating in recent weeks suggesting that the goalkeeper would leave the Gunners this summer in search of regular first-team football.

However, according to the Independent, Arsenal have now accepted a bid from Villa.

It’s claimed the goalkeeper will undergo a medical in the next 24 hours and has already travelled to Birmingham. He’s said to be set to sign a four-year contract.