Arsenal goalkeeper Emi Martinez: We should have beaten Leicester City.

The late goal scored by Vardy at the Emirates cancelled out Aubameyang’s opener.


Arsenal goalkeeper Emi Martinez says “going down to 10 men was really difficult against a good” Leicester City side on Tuesday.


The Argentine shot-stopper was hoping for a fourth consecutive clean sheet in the Premie League - and a seventh in nine top-flight starts, but after Eddie Nketiah was shown a red card for his rash tackle on Leicester's James Justin, striker Jamie Vardy cancelled out Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s first-half opener.


However, the Gunners keeper, who put in a brilliant display for Mikel Artera’s side on the day felt they did enough to wrap up three points.


He said as Arsenal.com quoted: “It was quite difficult, to be honest, we were controlling the game in the first half and in the first 20 minutes of the second half. Going down to 10 men it was really difficult against a good side but we deserved to win to be honest.


On Aubameyang’s chances of winning the Golden Boot, he said: “Auba is a great striker and hopefully he can catch [Jamie Vardy] up.


On the number of games being played and the bad weather, Martinez replied: “Well, you get used to it, in London it always rains so I'm pretty used to the rain. I was disappointed at the result in the end, we should have won the game today.


On securing a Champions League place, the Argentine said: “It is massively important, I think that's our aim. Today our aim was to win to get up [towards] the Champions League [places] but obviously it was very hard and we went down to 10 men, but we need to be proud of ourselves, how we defended, and hopefully we get three points on Sunday.”



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