Martinez showed what Arsenal were missing on his return to Emirates

Emiliano Martinez-Aston Villa

The Aston Villa goalkeeper kept a clean sheet as his former club Arsenal crumbled 3-0 at home.

Aston Villa goalkeeper Emiliano Martinez enjoyed a great outing on his return to Emirates as Arsenal got thrashed 3-0.

Martinez moved to Villa Park in the summer transfer window and he is already proving to be a great signing for Villans. Dean Smith’s men have been off to a dream start in the Premier League, currently sixth in the table. They have already beaten the likes of Leicester City and defending Champions Liverpool, whom they routed 7-2.

Arsenal are the latest casualty to Villa’s excellent run this season as the North Londoners have suffered their fourth defeat in the Premier League.

Although Bernd Leno was the busiest of the two keepers, Martinez also had his moments – made a sliding tackle against Thomas Partey to win the ball and cleared a dangerous looking cross from Bukayako Saka.

The 28-year-old kept his composure in whatever actions, although a few, he performed despite getting maximum support from Villans’ defence.

Perhaps, it was the type of performances the Gunners got used to in the latter part of the last season when Leno was out injured.

While Leno has also established himself as one of the best keepers, Martinez is no less a quality shot-stopper, who is currently relishing the prime years of his career.

Martinez is also expected to carry his fine form to the Argentina national team as he has been called up by Lionel Scaloni for the World Cup qualifiers against Paraguay and Peru.