Emi Martinez has completed his expected move to Aston Villla and has signed a four-year contract with his new club, according to multiple reports. The transfer move cost £20M, although it’s not clear whether that’s at signing or when escalators are hit — I’ve seen both. The sale makes Martinez the most expensive Argentine goalkeeper in history, and sees Arsenal’s longest tenured player leave the club.

It was always likely Martinez would leave in either this window or the next, and that timetable was sped up by his impressive performances during the restart in place of the injured Bernd Leno.