Mikel Arteta has said that Emiliano Martinez "is more than ready" top be a Premier League No 1 having stepped in impressively for Bernd Leno.

The Argentine has filled in for Arsenal's regular first choice goalkeeper after he sustained an injury at Brighton back in June. 

Martinez has kept three clean sheets in the six games that have followed having previously struggled to establish himself at the Emirates.

Leno is expected to return before the end of the season, but Arteta has confessed that Martinez "has earned his place".

He said: "Well, in terms of Emi’s character and his goalkeeping ability, I didn’t have any question marks.