Emiliano Martinez: The Best Backup Backup Keeper in the League

Discussion in 'Arsenal Talk' started by a_fourteen, Nov 26, 2014.

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  1. a_fourteen

    a_fourteen Well-Known Member

    Well looks like we have another good keeper coming through the ranks. He's done well against united and Dortmund. Big in goal, good stopper with fine distribution. Let's follow his progress here.
  2. BobP

    BobP Memri Fan

    Has been very impressive, also did very well at Anderlecht away.
  3. Rex Banter

    Rex Banter Knows a guy who knows an ITK at Bristol Trusted

    Let's not build him up too much, he had a good game but the next time he makes a mistake he'll be getting a kicking in this thread.
  4. GDeep™

    GDeep™ Wrong, But Rarely

    There was real hype when we signed him, always been considered a legit talent.
  5. Bigbludfire

    Bigbludfire Well-Known Member

    Bit premature don't you think? I haven't seen anything that suggests he'll be top class or anything. The same things were said about Mannone when he had a little run but he's average at best.
  6. a_fourteen

    a_fourteen Well-Known Member

    Who said anything about top class? He's a 22 year old keeper that's had a few decent performances. That's enough to get excited by. Let's not lose the joy of football by expecting every new arrival to be top class on week one.
  7. Hunta

    Hunta NOT In A Caravan Trusted

    Reckon we should sell him to Liverpool for £2M. :wink:
  8. a_fourteen

    a_fourteen Well-Known Member

    Cheeky :D
  9. Bigbludfire

    Bigbludfire Well-Known Member

    I didn't claim anyone said he'd be top class, that's just my opinion. I think it's premature to get excited over a player that hasn't even been seen properly. All it takes is one mistake for people to call him ****.
  10. Tir Na Nog

    Tir Na Nog In Big Trouble If He Speaks

    He's certainly not been an utter liability which is something. Also looks reasonably commanding for a young keeper and position-wise looked very good tonight and vs Anderlecht last month.

    Hasn't put a foot wrong so far.
  11. redanddread

    redanddread The stone that the builders refuse

    He seems quite calm & composed. He'll get a thorough examination this weekend and will have to come and deal with crosses and argy bargy in the box. We'll get a better idea of his quality come 3 pm Saturday.
  12. Jury

    Jury Mission Accomplished

    What a fabulously gay thread title.

    "Ooooh, aaaah, Ive...er... oooh,, arrived"
  13. Le Professeur

    Le Professeur Well-Known Member

    Done well so far, so here's to more. Quite calm it seems, nice change from Brainfart Szczesny.
  14. GDeep™

    GDeep™ Wrong, But Rarely

    Should keep his place when the others are back. Like him.
  15. Iceman10

    Iceman10 Well-Known Member

    Agree that Martinez deserves to keep his place. He is so much more assured in handling high ball crosses with a calm sense of authority and his kicking is excellent also. He doesn't go looking for trouble either. There was an observation on the match thread today that perhaps he goes to ground too early in one on ones, but we'll see over time. He may drop a clanger eventually, but until then he deserves to keep his place.
  16. Tir Na Nog

    Tir Na Nog In Big Trouble If He Speaks

    3 clean sheets in a row. I loved that moment where he calm rushing out to the very edge of the box and out-jumped Pelle to grasp the ball from the sky. Very assured young man, has potential for sure!
  17. Hunta

    Hunta NOT In A Caravan Trusted

    ^ Reminded me of Courtois and how he does that every game.
  18. CurryFlavoured

    CurryFlavoured Well-Known Member

    He's young but on a roll and confident right now. I remember him looking like a frail child in his debut against Reading but now that he's stable and confident we're seeing what he's like for real. Strong in the air and good distribution, he hasn't had many shots to save yet (I didn't see the WB game though). Potential there for sure.
  19. krengon

    krengon One Arsene Wenger Trusted

    Not a big fan of Szczesny, but he's our # 1, and it will take more than that for him to lose his spot. Expect him to start once he's fit.

    Very happy with what Martinez has shown this season, has the build of a top keeper too.
  20. CurryFlavoured

    CurryFlavoured Well-Known Member

    Szcz will come back in when he's fit, I want to see what Ospina's like though. Big pity he's injured as this and the CL suspension would have been a good chance for him.
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