Aston Villa goalkeeper Emiliano Martinez stated leaving Arsenal to signal for the Birmingham-based Premier League outfit in the course of the shut season was a step up in his profession.
The 28-year-old spent 10 years at Arsenal and performed solely 39 first-team matches for it in all competitions, together with 23 within the 2019-20 marketing campaign filling in for the injured Bernd Leno, because it completed eighth within the league and lifted a 14th FA Cup.
After transferring to Villa in the hunt for common enjoying time, the Argentine has excelled as its primary by conserving 4 clear sheets within the league together with one in his staff’s 3-Zero win over Arsenal on the Emirates Stadium on Sunday.
“When I decided to come to Villa it was because I trusted the manager’s ambitions, the club’s ambitions. I knew what a big club Villa is. People don’t realise how big it is,” Martinez advised reporters.
“They were all saying it was a step down in my career but I will always say it was a step up.”
Villa climbed to sixth within the desk heading into the worldwide break with 15 factors from seven video games.
“We’re going to have a really good season… I’ve said since day one my ambition is to be in Europe with Villa,” Martinez added.
“I want to take this club as high as possible and I think we’re on the right path. Do I think it can be done this season? Yes. That’s the idea. That’s the wish. We have to work for it.”
Villa will host Brighton & Hove Albion when league motion resumes on November 21.