Arsenal will allow Emiliano Martinez to join Aston Villa if their Premier League rivals improve their offer for the goalkeeper. The Argentine is claimed to have agreed personal terms with Villa, who this week had a £15million bid rejected for the player.
Martinez has been excellent for the Gunners since stepping into the team for the injured Bernd Leno but his form presents Mikel Arteta with a problem.
Because Leno was so good pre-injury and Martinez has been peerless in his absence, Arteta faces a tough call over who to make his long-term first choice between the sticks.
South American shot-stopper Martinez has just two years left on his deal at the Emirates and has made it clear that to commit his future to the club, he wants to be No 1 over Leno.