Birmingham news Emiliano Martinez explains bold Aston Villa ambitions MetiNews.Com
MetiNews.Com - Emiliano Martinez has kept two clean sheets in three Premier League appearances for Villa since arriving from Arsenal in a £20million transfer during the summer window
Breaking News ! Emiliano Martinez wants to help bring European football back to Villa Park, saying: "I did not come here thinking that we are going to settle for not being relegated." Martinez has hit the ground running for Aston Villa since his £20million move from Arsenal in the summer, firmly establishing himself as Dean Smith's number one. He's kept two clean sheets in three matches as Villa have enjoyed a terrific start to the season with maximum points in the Premier League. The turnaround from last term's relegation battle has been remarkable and Martinez is convinced Villa will continue to impress. The decision to charge fans £14.95 per match to watch their teams on PPV (in addition to their existing TV subscriptions) has generated plenty of debate. We think it's an insult too far. What do you think? Have a read of our open letter and if you agree then please add your name to it. Villa last played in Europe in the 2010/11 season when they were knocked out in the Europa League play-offs during a run of three successive appearances in the tournament.
. “My ambition is to reach the Europa League and that is my goal, it is my dream, that’s why I work, that’s why I do everything I do.” Having been forced to wait patiently for his opportunities at Arsenal, an injury to the Gunners' first-choice stopper Bernd Leno last season gave Martinez the chance to shine.
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He grasped it, playing the final nine matches of the Premier League campaign and playing a vital role in the club's FA Cup triumph. There were strong calls for Martinez to keep hold of his place in the starting XI but boss Mikel Arteta opted to restore Leno to the team for the first match of the new season against Fulham. Martinez then completed his move to Villa in mid-September, putting pen to paper on four-year deal. He said: “I know the history, I know the club and I know the ambition that the club has. They called me from day one and what's more, I said no to many teams to come here because my intuition told me to come here.”
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