By Amir Mir
Hull City are interested in signing Arsenal goalkeeper Emiliano Martinez on loan, according to a report.
The Yorkshire Evening Post state that managerless Hull are keeping tabs on the Gunners youngster following a back injury sustained by first choice keeper Allan McGregor.
Martinez, 23, is Arsenal’s third-choice shot-stopper, but his route to the first team is blocked by senior duo Petr Cech and David Ospina.
The Argentine was sent out on loan in the Championship with Wolves for the first part of last season where he kept five clean sheets in 15 games.
Martinez, who has also had loan spells at Oxford, Sheffield Wednesday and Rotherham, has only made four senior Arsenal appearances.
He made his debut for Arsene Wenger’s side as a teenager in 2012, and then played in the famous 7-5 away League cup victory against Reading where the Gunners were 4-0 down.
Steve Bruce left his post at Hull following promotion last season via they play-offs, but the relegation favourites for 2016-17 Premier League season are keen to add reinforcements at the back following a spate of injuries.
A move for Martinez will no doubt benefit his experience and development, as Hull aim to survive in the top-flight with no manager currently in charge.
In other Arsenal transfer news, manager Arsene Wenger is targeting this emerging and versatile German defender.