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.