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From scared teenager to FA Cup finalist - Martinez's emotional journey to Arsenal No.1

The Argentine keeper will stride out for the Gunners at Wembley on Saturday, more than 10 years after arriving at the club as a youngster

When the full-time whistle went to signal the end of Arsenal’s FA Cup semi-final against Manchester City, a roar could be heard echoing around an empty Wembley Stadium.

It came from Arsenal keeper Emiliano Martinez, who had dropped to the turf in his penalty area and put his hands over his face.

While his team-mates celebrated in the centre circle, Martinez briefly lay there on his own, overcome by emotion, thoughts of his family flashing through his mind, as well as the decade long journey he had been on to get that point.

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