Arteta Has Found A New Goalkeeper With Martinez Set To Leave?

Arsenal are facing the possibility of losing second-choice keeper Emiliano Martinez, who has been targeted by Aston Villa with Tom Heaton set to miss the start of the season.

The Evening Standard have reported that Paris Saint-Germain goalkeeper Alphonse Areola has been offered to the Gunners, as Mikel Arteta mounts a search for a new goalkeeper.

The 2018 World Cup winner is believed to be very interested in joining a Premier League side this summer.

Currently the Gunners have both Bernd Leno and Martinez fighting for the number-one spot.

Martinez has two-years left on his contract at the Emirates, but a move to Aston Villa could guarantee him regular first-team football.

Heaton tore his anterior cruciate ligament on New Years' Day for Villa, meaning they had to sign former Liverpool keeper Pepe Reina on loan.

The Spaniard had a spell on the bench behind Orjan Nyland half-way through his loan but eventually regained his place and helped keep the West Midlands side up in the Premier League.

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With Reina now at Lazio and Heaton still injured, Villa would like a new goalkeeper to come in and start ahead of Nyland.

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