Arsenal keeper Emiliano Martinez hasn’t been included in the squad ahead of their opening league match at Fulham, with Brighton and Aston Villa keen to sign the player, as per 90MIN.
Mikel Arteta started the 28-year-old for the last eight matches of the previous Premier League campaign after Bernd Leno suffered a knee injury, and the Argentine impressed everyone with his performances.
His displays have sparked interest from a number of English clubs who are keen to hire his services.
And now it is said that he will not be part of the squad that will play against Fulham at Craven Cottage.
The report further says that Aston Villa have been favourites to secure the services of the goalkeeper, and had made a £15 million offer that was turned down last week. Now Brighton have also entered the transfer race.
It is said that the Gunners value the 28-year-old at around £20 million.
After a taste of first-team football, the Argentine seems convinced that leaving the Emirates Stadium in search of regular game time is better for his future.
Martinez joined the Gunners in 2010 and has seen the major part of his career out on loan to several different clubs, including Oxford United, Sheffield Wednesday, Rotherham United, Wolves, Getafe and Reading.
However, he enjoyed an impressive stint post-lockdown for the club, winning an FA Cup medal while also claiming victory in the Community Shield.
It remains to be seen who the keeper would prefer to join, with the Seagulls and Villa both interested.