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Arsenal's Martinez eyeing loan deal to fast-track progress

Arsenal goalkeeper Damian Martinez says he is ready to go out on loan to help further his development.

The 19-year old gloveman has impressed in the reserves this season but feels he could learn more in a first team environment just like number one Wojciech Szczesny did whilst at Brentford in 2009.

"I have been training all my life and I am ready to play," Martinez told Arsenal's official website.

"I am still looking forward to being on the bench for a few more games, trying to do my best in the reserves and then be ready for the first team. These are my ambitions for the next two months.

"[Szczesny] said he wasn't ready for the first team yet so he went out on loan and learned so much there.

"Then he came back to Arsenal and played in the first team as he was ready. Next season a loan spell could be an option for me."

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