Arsenal goalkeeper Damian Martinez has been called up to the Argentina squad for international friendlies against Nigeria and Poland.

Martinez had linked up with the Under-21s but has been promoted to the senior squad as cover for Adrian Gabbarini following an injury to Oscar Ustari.

The 18-year-old made a number of appearances for Steve Bould’s Under-18 side after joining the Club from Independiente and also made three starts for the Reserves last season.

Argentina went down 4-1 against Nigeria in Abuja on Wednesday and now travel to Warsaw to face Poland on Sunday.

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