Emi Martinez had a simple message to each and every Arsenal fan around the world: thank you.
The Argentine goalkeeper joined Aston Villa on Monday, but stressed that he would not be the player he is today with the support the fanbase has shown him.
"Thank you, thank you for all of the years [of support]," Martinez told Arsenal.com. "I thank God for having the opportunity over the past few months to show the Arsenal fanbase what I am made of, and why I went on loan so many times.
"It was always to come back and win them trophies and give them silverware. I did it, I feel prouder than ever.
"They made me as a goalkeeper; not just the club, not just my goalkeeping coaches but the fans as well because they supported me, gave me the confidence to perform as well and I wish them all the best and hope they win many, many trophies. Thank you. That’s all I can say."
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