Arsenal goalkeeper extends Sheffield Wednesday loan deal

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Arsenal goalkeeper Damian Martinez has extended his loan spell at Sheffield Wednesday until January, reports Sky Sports.

The 21-year-old joined the Championship club in October, and has impressed Owls boss Dave Jones so much so, that he was keen to tie the South American stopper down until the New Year.

Gunners boss Arsene Wenger allowed Martinez to leave the Emirates Stadium for a short-term spell in order to gain a better chance of experiencing regular first-team football.

With Wojciech Szczesny, Lukasz Fabianski and Emiliano Viviano all currently ahead of the Argentine in the Arsenal pecking order, a stint at Hillsborough has been in the best interests of both the player, and north London club.

"We're really happy with how Damian has done, he's a quality keeper and is pushing Chris Kirkland all the way," reflected Jones.

"You need as much competition as you can at your club and having someone of Damian's quality here can only benefit everyone involved and we're thankful to Arsenal for that."

Martinez is yet to feature for Sheffield Wednesday, but will be looking to dislodge current number one Kirkland in the coming few months, as he attempts to continue his development away from the Premier League leaders.

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