Arsenal goalkeeper Emiliano Martinez has admitted that he might be required to give up on his Gunners dream to chase consistent first team football, stating that he "needs to play".
The Argentine has enjoyed a successful loan move with Reading where he has kept three clean sheets and won two man of the match awards in 11 Championship matches since arriving at the Madejski Stadium in January.
Despite Martinez's capable form, his path to a starting berth in north London is blocked by Bernd Leno, and at 26-years old, the Independiente youth product is prepared to leave the Emirates on a permanent basis if not given a chance to win the number one goalkeeper role this summer.
In an interview with Goal, Martinez explained the difficult choice facing him this summer:
“Obviously I love Arsenal. But it’s time for me to make it there or go somewhere else.
“My dream is to play for Arsenal, I’ve always said that and I believe I have everything that a keeper needs to play for Arsenal.
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“If they don’t trust me, then I will have to move away and the Arsenal fans will understand. But I believe I should have the chance to show how good I am at Arsenal.