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Reading keeper Martinez makes ultimatum to Arsenal boss Emery

Emiliano Martinez is ready to leave Arsenal at the end of this season.

The Gunners are set to lose Petr Cech when the season ends, with the ex-Chelsea stopper retiring.

That will leave first-choice Bernd Leno and Martinez, currently on loan at Reading - his sixth temporary spell in nine years - as senior keepers on the club's books.

But Martinez says: "I just want to know if they trust me.

"If they want to give me the chance to become number one, I will stay there, no doubt.

"Arsenal are a club of my dreams but if they can't guarantee me any games then it's time for me to move on.

"I know I can be Arsenal number one. I've got everything to do it but I want to play games.

"I need to sit down with Unai. After the season finishes I'll have a chat with him to see what his plans are for me.

"People think I am going to be second choice but I don't know what he really wants from me. When I have that meeting, I'm going to have something on the table and then we'll move on from there.

"To be honest, I don't really know what the club wants from me.I knew they wanted me to come here to do really well. But Arsenal have always signed goalkeepers in front of me so I never know."

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