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Arsenal fans have praised Emiliano Martinez after he was named Aston Villa Supporters’ Player of the Season, as confirmed by the club’s official Twitter account.

Last summer, when Arsenal allowed their number two shot-stopper to head over to Villa there was a lot of debate about whether they made the right call.

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Well, given that Martinez ended the campaign with 15 Premier League clean sheets, it just goes to show what an outstanding piece of business those in the West Midlands boardroom conducted. 

From the get-go, Martinez has been a fan favourite amongst the Villa Park faithful, with the 28-year-old saving a penalty on debut as Dean Smith’s side beat Sheffield United 1-0. 

It was the start of something special for the player who is now regarded as one of the top keepers in the league. 

And Arsenal fans have congratulated the Argentina international for that because he produced a number of high-quality performances for them towards the back end of the last campaign, including during their run to the FA Cup.

It’s not a case of Arsenal making a mistake in letting him go because Leno has been solid between the sticks. 

It’s just a case of losing quality in depth and Villa gaining from making such a smart move. 

Nonetheless, here is a selection of Arsenal fans praising Martinez for his award:

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