Goalkeeper reveals extra Arsenal defensive training
Emiliano Martinez reveals that Arsenal put in extra defensive work this week
Emiliano Martinez has revealed that Arsenal put in extra defensive work on the training ground ahead of their 2-0 victory over Borussia Dortmund on Wednesday.
The Gunners kept their first clean sheet in three games as goals from Yaya Sanogo and Alexis Sanchez handed Arsene Wenger’s side a Champions League victory at Emirates Stadium.
And Martinez, who was filling in for the injured Wojciech Szczesny, says that the Gunners had been practising their defensive work following last weekend’s 2-1 loss to Manchester United.
“We were working on it during the week,” Martinez told Arsenal Player.
“The boss was organising the defence to try to block counter-attacks early and I think we did a fantastic job.”
The 22-year-old Argentina shot-stopper was delighted to help the Gunners keep a clean sheet against the Bundesliga side.
“It was fantastic,” he said. “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.”