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Emiliano Martinez targets Wolves promotion

New goalkeeper Emiliano Martinez set his sights on winning promotion with Wolves after joining on loan from Arsenal.


The 22-year-old made his debut at Molineux in the Capital One cup tie against Newport County last night after moving on a season-long deal from the Gunners.

He already has Championship experience from loan spells at Sheffield Wednesday and Rotherham United and will provide competition for Carl Ikeme.

Martinez knows Wolves' star striker Benik Afobe from his time at Arsenal and said he was looking forward to a successful season at Molineux.

"For everyone in this club there is only one target – to get promoted," he said. "There are are spots to get into the Premier League and one of them is for us, I've said to my friends and my target is to get promoted and I know Kenny (Jackett) and Pat (Mountain, goalkeeping coach) think the same things. We are going in a good direction, the right direction and it's obviously to be promoted."

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The Argentinian, who joined Arsenal in 2010 but has fallen down the pecking order thanks to the arrival of Petr Cech, said he would bring experience to the role, and was excited about linking up with Afobe once again.

He said: "I've known Wolves for many years, I've been in England for five or six years so I know the history of this club, there is a great manager, great goalkeeping coach, amazing facility, really nice fans, and obviously one of my best friends in the UK is Benik and he spoke highly about this club so that's why I decided to come here.

"Before I signed I rang him and he told me really good things about the manager, the fans, my team-mates and that's one of the reasons I signed for Wolves. I'm still young for a goalkeeper at 22, but I had amazing experience two seasons ago with trying to stop Sheffield Wednesday get relegated.

"Last season I played in the Champions League and really important games in the Premier League as well."

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