JUST IN: Aston Villa agree fee for Arsenal’s Emi Martinez | Undergoing Medicals
Aston Villa have agreed a £20 million fee with Arsenal for goalkeeper Emiliano Martinez, according to reports.
The Gunners goalkeeper wasn’t in Mikel Arteta’s squad for this afternoon’s Premier League opener against Fulham, a 3-0 win at Craven Cottage.
Youngster Matthew Macey was on the substitute’s bench with Bernd Leno, whom Martinez replaced when the German picked up a knee injury last season, back in the starting lineup.
Martinez is set to undergo a medical later on today and is in line to start Dean Smith ‘s side’s first game of the League season against Sheffield United on Monday week.
Martinez impressed during his brief spell as Arsenal’s number one stopper, winning the FA Cup and Community Shield with the Emirates Stadium side.