Arsenal starlet completes loan move

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Arsenal goalkeeper Damian Martinez has completed a loan move to Championship strugglers Sheffield Wednesday, according to BBC Sport.

21-year-old Martinez, who joined the Gunners from Independiente in 2010 and last appeared for the club during the eventful 7-5 defeat of recently-relegated Reading in the Capital One Cup last season, is looking to gain some valuable first-team experience with Polish international Wojciech Szczesny and Palermo loanee Emiliano Viviano currently competing for the number one shirt at the Emirates Stadium. 

BBC Sport report that the highly-rated Martinez has moved to Hillsborough on an initial one-month deal. 

The Argentine will be hoping to provide stern competition for former Liverpool stopper Chris Kirkland, with Wednesday having endured a difficult start to the new campaign. The Owls, managed by Dave Jones, are the only side in England's second-tier yet to register a win during the 2013/14 season.

"He'll give Chris Kirkland competition and he needs that," Jones told BBC Radio Sheffield after completing the deal for Martinez.

"He played really well in a friendly on Friday and made some great saves. Arsenal think very highly of him."

Following a 1-1 draw with Mick McCarthy's Ipswich Town on October 5, Wednesday return to action following the international break with a trip to fellow strugglers Bolton Wanderers on Saturday.

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