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Football: Aston Villa sign Arsenal goalkeeper Emiliano Martinez

LONDON: Aston Villa announced the signing of Arsenal goalkeeper Emiliano Martinez on Wednesday (Sep 16) for a reported fee of £20 million (US$26 million).

The 28-year-old Argentine, who has signed a four-year deal, helped Arsenal to FA Cup victory last season and Community Shield glory last month but faced playing second fiddle to Bernd Leno.

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Villa boss Dean Smith said: "We are really pleased with the signing of our new goalkeeper Emiliano Martinez.

"We know how highly Arsenal rated him and we watched his outstanding performances last season in a trophy-winning top side.

"We moved for Emi when we saw the opportunity, as iRead More – Source