Transfer news: Arsenal prospect Damian Martinez joins Sheffield Wednesday on one-month loan
21-year-old is regarded as a star of the future at the Emirates
Tuesday 15 October 2013
Sheffield Wednesday have snapped up Arsenal goalkeeper Damian Martinez on a one-month loan deal.
Martinez has established himself as a highly-regarded talent and has received international recognition by Argentina at Under-20 level although he is yet to make his senior debut.
The 21-year-old joined the Gunners' Academy in 2010 and was quickly handed a place in Arsene Wenger's first-team squad at the Emirates Stadium.
He completed a loan spell with League Two side Oxford towards the end of the 2011/12 season, making just a solitary start.
Martinez went on to enjoy two Capital One Cup outings for Arsenal last term, appearing in a 6-1 rout of Coventry and the memorable 7-5 victory over Reading at the Madejski Stadium.
The Argentinian is behind Wojciech Szczesny, Lukasz Fabianski and Emiliano Viviano in Wenger's pecking order this year but is a regular in the north London club's Under-21 Development side.
Martinez will compete with Chris Kirkland for the Owls' number one jersey ahead of Saturday's trip to Bolton in the Sky Bet Championship.
Dave Jones' struggling Wednesday side are one of only four teams in England's top four divisions still to record a league victory this campaign.
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