Martinez profile
Martinez profile

Emiliano Martinez

Talented goalkeeper Emiliano (full name Damian Emiliano Martinez but known around the club as Emi) will spend this season on loan to Wolverhampton Wanderers in the Championship.

The Argentine stopper made his Champions League debut in a 2-1 victory over Anderlecht in October 2014, and followed that up by making his Premier League bow – as a substitute – a month later. Emi then kept clean sheets against Borussia Dortmund, West Bromwich Albion and Southampton.

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

The Buenos Aires-born goalkeeper spent the last six weeks of the campaign on loan at Championship side Rotherham United, where he played eight times and helped the Millers to avoid relegation.

Blessed with quick reflexes and superb distribution, 6ft 4in Emi signed for Arsenal as a teenager in 2010. An Argentine youth international, he was called up to the senior squad for a friendly against Nigeria in 2011 but did not feature.

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

  • 2015/16
  • 2014/15


Emiliano played 45 minutes of Arsenal’s 4-0 win against a Singapore Select XI before keeping a clean sheet in their Emirates Cup victory against Lyon.


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.