Emiliano Martinez

Emiliano Martinez Profile

Born September 02, 1992
Position: Goalkeeper
Squad Number: 26
Previous Club(s) Oxford United (loan), Independiente, Sheffield Wednesday (loan), Rotherham United (loan)
Arsenal Debut September 26, 2012

Argentine goalkeeper Emiliano spent the second half of the 2013/14 season on loan at Sheffield Wednesday where he made 15 appearances.

The agile stopper made his debut for the first team in a League Cup game against Coventry City in 2012 and started the following round as Arsenal beat Reading 7-5.

Emiliano signed from Independiente in 2010 and is an Argentina youth international.

The goalkeeper, who has plenty of experience at under-21 level, travelled with the senior squad to New York in the summer and also played a part in the Emirates Cup.

Emiliano Martinez's Arsenal Career

  Prem Lge Europe FA Cup Lge Cup C. Shield Total
Season Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
2012-2013 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 2 0
2014-2015 3 + 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 + 1 0
Total 3 + 1 0 2 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 7 + 1 0

My Year

  • 2014/15


Emiliano was an unused substitute for all six of Arsenal's August fixtures.


Emiiliano was an unused substitute in Arsenal’s 2-1 Capital One Cup defeat against Southampton in September. “I think I’m progressing every season,” he said. “I’ve shown the manager that I can play in pre-season against Benfica and in the USA. I’ve renewed my contract with Arsenal and I’m really looking forward to hopefully getting a few games this season.”


Emi made his Champions League debut in October when he replaced the suspended Wojciech Szczesny and injured David Ospina in goal against Anderlecht. “It was brilliant,” Emi said after the 2-1 vicory. “I think I made two good saves, I was solid and I felt confident. That's what I needed. If you're not confident, you won't get anything.”


Emi played three times in Novemeber, serving as a capable deputy for the injured Wojciech Szczesny and David Ospina. The 22-year-old kept two clean sheets, against Borussia Dortmund and West Bromwich Albion, in only his sixth and seventh starts for Arsene Wenger’s side. “I was really pleased, especially with the save in the first half when we were 1-0 up,” Emi told Arsenal Player after beating Dortmund 2-0. “The last one kept my team nice and calm in the game as well, so I was really pleased with my performance.”


Emi played twice at the start of December and kept a clean sheet against Southampton, again proving a capable deputy for the injured Wojciech Szczesny. Arsene Wenger also named the young goalkeeper on his bench for three more games.


Emi did not feature for the first team in January but was named on Arsene Wenger’s bench for the FA Cup fourth-round win at Brighton & Hove Albion.


Emi did not feature for the first team in February but was on the bench for the 2-0 win against Middlesbrough in the FA Cup.


Emiliano did not feature for the first team in May.