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Martinez vows to do a good job for Arsenal in Leno’s absence

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Arsenal goalkeeper Emiliano Martinez has vowed to step in as a reliable replacement for Bernd Leno who is unlikely to feature again this season.

Emiliano Martinez is most likely to be Arsenal’s goalkeeper for the remainder of the current campaign.

A nasty injury to Bernd Leno has not yet been assessed but the German is probably set to miss the rest of the season.

In what could be a tough recovery spell for him, the 28-year-old has already received messages of support wishing him a safe recovery.

Martinez coming on against Brighton was his first Premier League appearance in three years. The Argentine has now vowed to do a good job between the sticks in Leno’s absence.

‘In the goalkeepers’ union, you don’t want the other goalies to get injured because it can happen to anyone,’ Martinez told the official club website.

“We train every day together, we support each other, we’re really close, we even have a WhatsApp group for just me, Bernd and Matt – it is devastating to be honest.”

“I wish him a speedy recovery and if he needs the rest of the season, me and Matt will try to do a good job in the Premier League and try to cover him as much possible.”

“The last time [I played] in the Premier League was three years ago,”Martinez added.

“But I wasn’t thinking about it when I just came on.”

“I made a save straight afterwards. I am so disappointed for the result, I thought we deserved to be 2-0 or 3-0 up. But you just take it and learn from it.”

Up next for Martinez and Arsenal is a trip to St Mary’s as they look to get back to winning ways against Southampton on Thursday.

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