Moving to Villa was a step up, says former arsenal goalkeeper, Martinez

Moving to Villa Was a Step UP-Emi Martinez

Former Arsenal goalkeeper Emiliano Martinez has torn down his former club after a resounding victory over his former employer and teammates on the eve of game week 8.

“Everyone thinks it’s a step down going from Arsenal to Villa, but I think it’s a step up in my career,” Martinez said, on his move to Aston Villa (Via Sky Sports).

Emiliano moved from Arsenal to Villa in the summer transfer of last season after Arsenal signed Alex Runarsson from Ligue 1 side, Dijon FC. After German’s Benard Leno, Runarsson is now their second choice in the sticks.

A brace from Oliver Watkins and a goal from Trezeguet secured Aston Villa 3 important points. English midfielder, Jack Grealish put in a nice show as he registered his 4th assist of the season.

Aston Villa Midfielder Jack Grealish | Photo Courtesy

Aston Villa’s comfortable win against Arsenal at the Emirates Stadium places them at number 6 with 15 points having played 7 games while Arsenal drops to position 11 with 12 points after playing 8 games.

Arsenal has won 4 games and lost the same number of games this season. On the other hand, Villa has won 5, lost 2, and has a game in hand against Manchester United.

The EPL will be going into an international break and the league will resume for game week 9 on Saturday 21st November.

Arsenal will be away to newly-promoted Leeds United as Aston Villa welcomes Brighton to Villa Park stadium.

The other fixtures will be as follows;

Wolves – Southampton

Liverpool -Leicester

Newcastle – Chelsea

Burnley -Crystal Palace

Fulham – Everton

Tottenham -Man City

Man Utd -West Brom

Sheffield Utd – Westham