The Argentine is predicted to hitch the Midlands membership, having known as North London residence since 2010
Arsenal goalkeeper Emiliano Martinez farewelled the Gunners in an emotional video forward of his reported transfer to fellow Premier League club Aston Villa.
Regardless of serving to Arsenal to FA Cup and Group Defend glory within the absence of injured starter Bernd Leno, Martinez is predicted to hitch Villa in a £20 million (€22m/$28m) deal.
Martinez joined Arsenal from Independiente in 2010, although the Argentine goalkeeper has usually been second or third selection at Emirates Stadium.
Saying goodbye to Arsenal in an Instagram video on Tuesday, the 28-year-old mentioned: “Thanks Arsenal. For me, I couldn’t be happier to depart by means of the entrance door with the Arsenal fanbase supporting me and the membership supporting me.
“I had 11 years on the membership, and even when it was a tough highway for me, and I suffered by means of my time at Arsenal, at the moment I’m comfortable and I attempted to indicate younger goalies how work pays off.
“If you work laborious, you aren’t going to be comfortable the entire time, you will have frustration, dangerous instances in life.
“All of them understood at Arsenal they usually help me for my resolution. The Arsenal fanbase have been all the time there for me, I felt their love.
“Even when Bernd obtained injured this season, I obtained a great deal of messages like ‘we belief in you’, ‘you’re our goalie’. That made me assured, made me win video games and made me the keeper I’m at the moment.
“They understood my story they usually love the way in which I labored within the membership. I’m so glad to be a part of the Arsenal household for 11 years.”
Martinez was given permission to journey as much as Birmingham on Tuesday by the Gunners and spent the afternoon visiting Villa’s coaching amenities and present process a medical forward of finishing his transfer.
The 2 golf equipment are at the moment placing the finishes touches to the switch, which is predicted to be finalised inside the subsequent couple of days – ending Martinez’s decade lengthy keep in north London.
Arsenal did need to preserve Martinez and had provided him an extension to his present deal – which is because of expire in 2022 – however couldn’t provide him any assurances over enjoying time.
And having changed Bernd Leno following the German worldwide’s damage final season and performed such a key function within the Gunners’ FA Cup success, the keeper made it clear that he wished to be first-choice.