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Lionel Messi believes ex-Arsenal goalkeeper Emiliano Martinez is one of the greatest in the world.
Martinez, who now plays for Aston Villa, spent eight years at Arsenal before filling in for the injured Bernd Leno during the 2019/20 season where he was instrumental in winning the FA Cup.
However, the 29-year-old left the following transfer window after not being guaranteed a starting role but has since gone on to excel for both club and country.
His Argentina teammate Messi has reminded Arsenal of their mistake in letting the shot-stopper leave after another brilliant performance for his country, 3-0 win over Uruguay.
Messi talked up his compatriot, saying:
“When they come to him, he always responds.
“The truth is that, once again, he established himself after the Copa America.
“We have one of the best goalkeepers in the world, without a doubt. We take advantage of it.”
Source – Daily Star