Arsenal goalkeeper, Emiliano Martinez, has confirmed his exit from the Emirate in a farewell message to the club’s fan.
The 28-year-old keeper is expected to join Aston Villa in a £20m move.
The Argentine’s market value increased after he starred for the Gunners post lockdown, in their run to FA Cup glory and the Community Shield victory over Liverpool.
Martinez has been at Arsenal since 2010, but has largely been a deputy to other goalkeepers.
He, however, got a chance to step up after Bernd Leno picked up an injury at the end of the 2019/2020 campaign.
Martinez has decided to move on, with Leno returning and his place under threat again.
“With my family I decided, 11 years at the club, 10 years worked so hard, I leave through the front door today.”
“For me I could not be happier to leave through the front door with the Arsenal fanbase supporting me and the club.”
“I’m very grateful for the 11 years at Arsenal, even if it was a hard road for me,” he said in a video posted on Instagram.