Arsenal fans react to Emi Martinez’s MOTM display vs Brighton

Arsenal fans react to Emi Martinez’s MOTM display vs Brighton

Arsenal’s supporters have flooded to social media this evening, to react to Emi Martinez’s latest stunning display for Aston Villa.

Brilliant Brighton

Dean Smith’s men were back in action a short time ago, in a Premier League meeting with Brighton.

The Villans made the trip to the Amex with their tails up, on the back of a hard-fought downing of Arsenal last time out.

Brighton, though, have looked much improved of late themselves, having pushed away from the relegation zone courtesy of victories over the likes of Tottenham and Liverpool.

And, on Saturday night, it was the Seagulls who went on to utterly dominate the action at the Amex.

Graham Potter’s men pinned Villa in their own half throughout the majority of the 90 minutes, racking up almost 60% of the possession, along with a hefty 26 shots:

Gunners react

When all was said and done on the south coast, however, one player proved the difference between a drubbing for Aston Villa, and the Claret and Blue eventually emerging with a share of the spoils.

The individual in question? Emi Martinez.

The Argentine shot-stopper was in inspired form throughout the action this evening, racking up no less than 9 saves, in a Man of the Match showing:

In turn, Villa’s no.1 has since taken centre stage online, as viewers of the Amex clash continue to lavish praise on both Martinez himself, and the Villans’ decision to pursue his signature during the summer.

One set of fans who have proven particularly vocal, meanwhile, have unsurprisingly come in the form of the Arsenal faithful.

This comes with the Gunners having sold Martinez to Villa, in favour of continuing with Bernd Leno as the club’s no.1.

The Arsenal supporter reaction, though, in truth, has proven an altogether mixed bag this evening, with some bemoaning their former backup’s exit, others cursing the club’s luck, and a select group simply happy to see Martinez shining at the top level:


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This article was edited by Josh Barker.

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