Transfer: Arsenal Keeper, Martinez get closer to Aston Villa’s deal

Arsenal goalkeeper Emi Martinez’s move to Aston Villa could be confirmed today.

Martinez was left out of Mikel Arteta’s squad for Saturday’s 3-0 victory over Fulham as he closes in on a move to Aston Villa.

The stopper, 28, was heading to Birmingham to undergo his medical.

And if he passes, as expected, his signing will be announced by Villa imminently in a £20million deal.

The Argentinian has agreed a long-term contract believed to be worth around £60,000-a-week to join Dean Smith’s team.

Martinez was a revelation between the sticks for the Gunners last season.

He was brought into manager Mikel Arteta’s side after the restart when Bernd Leno suffered a long-term injury.

The stopper went on the star as the North Londoners won the FA Cup in August.

And he kept his place ahead of Leno for the recent penalty shoot-out victory over Liverpool.

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