Argentine stopper Emiliano Martinez kept a clean sheet against Borussia Dortmund.
Last night saw Arsenal come out on top of their meeting with Borussia Dortmund in the Champions League. Goals from Yaya Sanogo and Alexis Sanchez did the trick for Arsenal the Bundesliga strugglers.
For Emiliano Martinez it was also a special occasion. The Argentine was drafted into proceedings after injuries to first-choice goalkeepers Wojciech Szczesny and David Ospina and did well in keeping a clean sheet for The Gunners.
The stopper was once a lanky and overwhelmingly indecisive prospect. But a season on loan at Sheffield Wednesday has seen him bulk up and become a more impressive all-round stopper, who can certainly apply some pressure to the Arsenal favoured duo.
Martinez even fashioned his new look goalkeeping style by ensuring he was not called Damian anymore, he really is a new player.
He spoke to Arsenal's official website about his performance last night and went on to discuss taking his chance at the club.
He certainly sounds like a player ready to put pressure on the other players in the goalkeeping department at Arsenal:
“It was fantastic. I have been working with the team for many years and they have confidence in me, they told me I would be alright and I went into the game completely relaxed. It was amazing.
“I was really pleased, especially with the save in the first half when we were 1-0 up. The last one kept my team nice and calm in the game as well, so I was really pleased with my performance.
“I have been lucky [to get my chance] because Ospina and Wojciech have been injured but that is how football is: you have to get your opportunity and take it and I think I did that here.”
With injuries still present, who knows, Martinez might be able to open up his first-team opportunities even more in the coming weeks.