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Dean Smith told Aston Villa have signed ‘sensational’ player – Birmingham Live

September 29, 2020

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Tony Adams has taken aim at Arsenal over their decision to sell Emiliano Martinez to Aston Villa.

The goalkeeper has enjoyed a superb start to life asVilla’snumber one after sealing a£20million switch from the Emirates earlier this month.

He saved a penalty on his debutas Villa beat Sheffield United 1-0 last week and recorded another clean sheet inthe 3-0 victory at Fulham on Monday night.

Although Martinez impressed during the back end of last season helping Arsenal to FA Cup glory, manager Mikel Arteta decided he was no longer needed with Germany international Bernd Leno having returned from injury.

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Adams, the legendary former Gunners captain, isn’t convinced the decision to sell the ‘sensational’ stopper will work out.

“Martinez was incredible in their cup run. He was absolutely sensational,” Adams toldAstro SuperSport.“What Leno does struggle with, for me, is crosses.

“Arteta’s gone, ‘No, Leno is my number one, I like him’ and he’s put all his faith in him. But I don’t believe that he’s a top-four goalkeeper.

“Martinez, it was coincidence, everything fel