Aston Villa has roped in goalkeeper Emiliano Martinez from Arsenal on a four-year deal, the Premier League club announced on Wednesday.

The 28-year-old spent 10 years at the Arsenal and played only 39 first-team matches for the Gunners in all competitions, including 23 in the 2019-20 campaign when he filled in for the injured Bernd Leno.

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He helped Mikel Arteta’s side finish eighth in the league and lift its 14th FA Cup trophy last month as it defeated Chelsea 2-1 in the final at Wembley.

“We’re really pleased with the signing of our new goalkeeper Emiliano Martinez,” Villa manager Dean Smith said.

British media said Villa paid 17 million pounds ($21.97 million) for the Argentine shot-stopper, who had loan spells at Oxford United, Sheffield Wednesday, Rotherham United, Wolverhampton Wanderers, Getafe and Reading.

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