No one is unique, no one is indispensable in Aston Villa’s starting XI with Unai Emery. That is what the former Villarreal and Sevilla technical director wants to demonstrate, and the person involved is nothing more and nothing less than the Argentine goalkeeper, Emiliano el ‘Dibu’ Martínez. Since the world champion returned to Villa Park, the controversy has continued to haunt him.
Without a doubt, Unai Emery did not like Emiliano Martínez’s crazy celebrations, nor the gesture he had when he was awarded the golden glove. Emery said that he would talk to him, and since the ‘Dibu’ returned to England, he has only seen one title in the Premier League. Returning, he was a substitute and Robin Olsen made the save. Then, in a draw between the villains, he was there for 90 minutes and in the FA Cup, the Iberian coach released a message.
The FA Cup is a tournament in which Premier League clubs usually keep chips on the substitute bench to line up an eleventh team between starters and substitutes, especially when they face smaller clubs. This is the case of Aston Villa that faced Stevenage, and despite the fact that the coaches leave their figures resting, the Argentine was expected to save due to the lack of regularity that he has had since he returned.
A strong message from Unai Emery was having left Emiliano Martínez as a substitute in the FA Cup. He arrived from the holidays and has only played one of the three games in which he could have saved. Robin Olsen, Swedish goalkeeper returned to take ownership, but his performance was disappointing. Although Morgan Sanson was qualifying them for the next round, Stevenage came from behind within minutes.
It is worth mentioning that when Emiliano el ‘Dibu’ Martínez unleashed the controversy for his gestures in obtaining the World Cup title, Unai Emery shuffled names to reveal it if he left. The suitors were not lacking in the future of Emiliano who for now is not moving from Aston Villa. Robin Olsen has had the confidence of the Iberian, and Jordan Pickford attracts a lot of attention. What is becoming increasingly clear to the former Arsenal is that there are no indispensable players on the roster and that there is competition with Olsen.