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He waited 10 years for a chance at Arsenal. When it arrived, Emi Martinez grabbed it with both hands


At the end of Arsenal’s record-extending FA Cup triumph in front of no fans at Wembley, there was a poignant moment. The Gunners’ goalkeeper Emiliano Martinez, who was once again brilliant between the goalposts, was sitting alone with his back to the advertising board beyond the sidelines. He had his earphones on, held a phone in his hand, and with tears in his eyes, was speaking presumably to folks back home in Argentina.

For Martinez, being alone is not a new feeling in London. He has been used to it. But this was different. After celebrating a well-earned success ...


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