Emiliano Martínez

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Emiliano Martínez
Damian Martinez.jpg
Martínez with Arsenal in 2015
Personal information
Full name Damián Emiliano Martinez[1]
Date of birth (1992-09-02) 2 September 1992 (age 24)
Place of birth Mar Del Plata, Argentina
Height 1.93 m (6 ft 4 in)[2]
Playing position Goalkeeper
Club information
Current team
Arsenal
Number 26
Youth career
2008–2010 Independiente
2010–2012 Arsenal
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2012– Arsenal 6 (0)
2012 Oxford United (loan) 1 (0)
2013–2014 Sheffield Wednesday (loan) 11 (0)
2015 Rotherham United (loan) 8 (0)
2015–2016 Wolverhampton Wanderers (loan) 13 (0)
National team
2009 Argentina U17 2 (0)
2009–2011 Argentina U20 5 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 19:54, 12 April 2017 (UTC).

Damián Emiliano "Emi" Martínez (born 2 September 1992 in Mar Del Plata) is an Argentine professional footballer who plays for Arsenal as a goalkeeper.

Club career[edit]

He made his début in the English Football League on emergency loan to Oxford United in their final game of the season against Port Vale in League Two on 5 May 2012;[3] Port Vale won 3–0.[4][5]

Martinez has been named on the Arsenal substitute bench for their fixtures away at Stoke City on 26 August 2012 and against Liverpool on 2 September 2012 as Wojciech Szczęsny and Łukasz Fabiański were injured at the time and at Southampton on 1 January 2013.

On 26 September 2012, Martínez made his Arsenal début in a 3rd Round League Cup tie at home to Coventry City.[6] He then made his second Arsenal appearance in the following round in a 7–5 win away at Reading in which Arsenal were 4–0 down.[7]

On 15 October 2013, he transferred to Championship side Sheffield Wednesday on an emergency 28-day loan agreement.[8] On 14 November 2013 Arsenal announced that the loan agreement had been extended until 1 January 2014.[9] Martínez made his debut for Wednesday on 23 November 2013 against Yorkshire rivals Huddersfield Town. The loan was extended to the end of the season soon after.

Martínez was an unused substitute as Arsenal won the Community Shield on 10 August 2014, with a 3–0 win over Manchester City at Wembley Stadium.[10]

Martínez made his Arsenal debut in the Champions League group stage match against R.S.C. Anderlecht, which ended in a 2–1 win to Arsenal.[11] He then made his Premier League debut as a 2nd half substitute, replacing the injured Wojciech Szczęsny against Manchester United at the Emirates Stadium.[12] Because of the injuries of Wojciech Szczęsny and David Ospina, Martínez was made starting keeper against Borussia Dortmund on 26 November at the Emirates, keeping a clean sheet as Arsenal won 2–0.[13] His "faultless" performance in the match led to him being named in that week's UEFA team of the week.[14] He made his first Premier League start on 29 November against West Brom, which was followed by his second Premier League start against Southampton just four days later. He kept two clean sheets as Arsenal won both matches 1–0.[15][16]

On 20 March 2015, Martínez joined Championship club Rotherham United on an emergency loan until the end of the season.[17] He made his debut the following day against South Yorkshire rivals Sheffield Wednesday, conceding two added-time goals in a 2–3 home defeat.[18]

On 2 August, Martínez was an unused substitute as new signing Petr Čech played for Arsenal in the 2015 FA Community Shield, a 1–0 win over rivals Chelsea.[19]

On 11 August 2015, Martinez joined Championship side Wolverhampton Wanderers on a season-long loan.[20]

On 5 April 2017, Martinez made his first league start of the 2016/17 season as Arsenal beat West Ham 3-0.[21]

International career[edit]

He was called up to the Argentina senior squad to replace Óscar Ustari to face Nigeria in June 2011.[22]

Career statistics[edit]

As of match played 12 April 2017[23]
Club Season League FA Cup League Cup Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Arsenal 2011–12[24] Premier League 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2012–13[25] Premier League 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 2 0
2013–14[26] Premier League 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2014–15[27] Premier League 4 0 0 0 0 0 2[a] 0 6 0
2015–16[28] Premier League 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2016–17[29] Premier League 2 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 5 0
Total 6 0 0 0 5 0 2 0 13 0
Oxford United (loan) 2011–12[24] League Two 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Sheffield Wednesday (loan) 2013–14[26] Championship 11 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 15 0
Rotherham United (loan) 2014–15[27] Championship 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 8 0
Wolverhampton Wanderers (loan) 2015–16[28] Championship 13 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 15 0
Career total 39 0 4 0 7 0 2 0 52 0
  1. ^ Appearance in Champions League

Honours[edit]

Arsenal[30]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Barclays Premier League Squad Numbers 2013/14". Premier League. 16 August 2013. Retrieved 17 August 2013. 
  2. ^ Oxford United Profile
  3. ^ "Martinez joins Oxford on emergency loan". Arsenal FC. 4 May 2012. Retrieved 7 May 2012. 
  4. ^ "Port Vale 3 Oxford Utd 0". BBC Sport. 5 May 2012. Retrieved 7 May 2012. 
  5. ^ "Loan Watch: Wellington scores for Alcoyano". Arsenal FC. Retrieved 7 May 2012. 
  6. ^ "BBC Sport – Arsenal 6–1 Coventry". Bbc.co.uk. 26 September 2012. Retrieved 16 January 2013. 
  7. ^ "Damian Martinez | Football Stats | Arsenal | Season 2012/2013". Soccer Base. Retrieved 16 January 2013. 
  8. ^ "Arsenal talent joins Owls". Sheffield Wednesday F.C. Retrieved 15 October 2013. 
  9. ^ "Martinez extends loan deal with Owls | News Archive | News". Arsenal.com. 2013-11-14. Retrieved 2015-03-27. 
  10. ^ Sanghera, Mandeep (10 August 2014). "Arsenal 3–0 Man City". BBC Sport. Retrieved 10 August 2014. 
  11. ^ Draper, Rob. "Anderlecht 1–2 Arsenal PLAYER RATINGS: Emiliano Martinez impresses on European debut for Gunners in comeback victory | Daily Mail Online". Dailymail.co.uk. Retrieved 2015-03-27. 
  12. ^ "Wilshere & Szczesny forced out of Manchester United clash as injury strikes Arsenal". Goal.com. 2014-11-22. Retrieved 2015-03-27. 
  13. ^ Chowdhury, Saj. "BBC Sport – Arsenal 2–0 Borussia Dortmund". Bbc.co.uk. Retrieved 2015-03-27. 
  14. ^ "UEFA.com's team of the week – UEFA Champions League – News". UEFA.com. 2014-11-27. Retrieved 2015-03-27. 
  15. ^ Reddy, Luke (2014-11-29). "BBC Sport – West Bromwich Albion 0–1 Arsenal". Bbc.co.uk. Retrieved 2015-03-27. 
  16. ^ McNulty, Phil. "BBC Sport – Arsenal 1–0 Southampton". Bbc.co.uk. Retrieved 2015-03-27. 
  17. ^ "Emiliano Martinez and Lawrie Wilson join Rotherham on loan". BBC Sport. 20 March 2015. Retrieved 27 March 2015. 
  18. ^ "Rotherham 2–3 Sheff Wed". BBC Sport. 21 March 2015. Retrieved 27 March 2015. 
  19. ^ Cryer, Andy (2 August 2015). "Arsenal 1–0 Chelsea". BBC Sport. Retrieved 2 August 2015. 
  20. ^ "Martinez Deal Completed". Wolverhampton Wanderers. 11 August 2015. Retrieved 11 August 2015. 
  21. ^ "Emiliano Martinez with 3rd clean sheet in 4 games – is he a future arsenal no 1?". The Sun.co.uk. 
  22. ^ "Martinez called up to full Argentina squad | News Archive | News". Arsenal.com. 2011-06-02. Retrieved 2015-03-27. 
  23. ^ "Damian Martinez". Soccerbase. Retrieved 11 November 2014. 
  24. ^ a b "Games played by Emiliano Martínez in 2011/2012". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 11 November 2014. 
  25. ^ "Games played by Emiliano Martínez in 2012/2013". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 11 November 2014. 
  26. ^ a b "Games played by Emiliano Martínez in 2013/2014". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 11 November 2014. 
  27. ^ a b "Games played by Emiliano Martínez in 2014/2015". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 2 November 2015. 
  28. ^ a b "Games played by Damian Emiliano Martinez in 2015/2016". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 2 November 2015. 
  29. ^ "Games played by Emiliano Martínez in 2016/2017". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 11 October 2016. 
  30. ^ Emiliano Martínez at Soccerway

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