Emiliano Martinez wins Community Shield with Arsenal against Liverpool


Emiliano Martinez is now a Community Shield champion after Arsenal’s 1-1 but 5-4 win on penalties against Liverpool.

After helping Arsenal win the FA Cup, the Argentina goalkeeper has won Arsenal’s first trophy of the season. Arsenal took a 1-0 lead but Liverpool would draw level taking the match to penalty kicks.

Arsenal would go on to win 5-4 after Liverpool had missed their third penalty in the shootout.


  1. All these Leeds rumors are nonsense IMO, Biesla in all his years only signed one Argentine (Ocampos) so I don’t see what that’s gonna change and considering the fact that they opted to sign a 29 yr Rodrigo from Spain instead of a 23 Buendia who has played in England for the last couple of years should tell you plenty about where Leeds and Bielsa’s heads are at.

    Regarding DePaul, a club like Leeds is well beneath him, he needs to go to a club that plays CL or atleast a club like Milan that looks to be heading that direction not some newly promoted club that may or may not survive in the premier league.

  2. Roy, I’m not sure if you are reading comments on a regular basis or not but this Wanda crap is intolerable any more. I am all for freedom of speech and against censoring but when the same delusional character posts stuff completely unrelated to football over and over again it really makes one sick. This really lowers the level of discourse on this otherwise great blog. Pleas take action.

  3. Balerdi had an ordinary debut, some good moments and some mistakes but overall one thing is clear he has some decent recovery speed.
    Hopefully, AVB will give him some continuity.

    • Did he play as a right CB & that’s not his preferred spot. Anyway good he got a full match . Shows that villas boas is trusting his talent. Benedetto anyway is now their key striker. Good for him to bloom late in Europe.

  4. Its about to get really ugly between Messi and the Barcelona board and possibly La Liga itself!
    I just don’t see what they are thinking, they want to force him to stay and play which he wont do, they want to tarnish his accomplishments?
    Sell him to ManCity for a reasonable release fee 200-300 millions or get nothing if it goes to court (Messi’s release clause allowing him to leave for free which his lawyers will argue only expired this past week considering the Covid19 delay in the middle of the season)

    Said it and I lost how many times, ROY, IGNORE BUTTON REQUEST VOTE, PLEASE!

  5. This is my last warning to romance king to stop the nonsense about Icardi wife in this forum. The next time i will forget my good behaviour and the language i will use will be very bad. For last time stop the nonsense and speak about football only here without be rude to the leagues and teams that you don’t follow or you don’t like. If you continue be toxic in this forum personally I will start hard bullying against you. LAST WARNING

    • If the bet is about love, then put whatever you want on the line … why fear … if you win, then nothing like it … if you lose, then to you haven’t lost the bet

    • My son romance king can talk about his mother Wanda after all Wanda and I are parents to Romance King.

          • Shut up don’t bring parents here, you should be ashamed of your upbrings. Wanda is my crush which neither you understand nor you know how to respect girls @shakibkhan

        • It’s okay son you should love your mom I have no problem also you need to love your dad as well. Your mother and I made you. You should be grateful too have caring parents who will always love you no matter what. My dear Son @Romance KING

  6. Romance King, if you want me to stop comparing different football periods then you should stop pitting different leagues against each other.
    Compare Messi’s playing style when he was in Argentina and his style now and tell me what has changed. Footballers(people who really play the round leather object) wouldn’t subscribe to these ‘farmer’ comments you persistently make.

    • Make a little sense, era shouldn’t be compared, there wasn’t offside rule before. Top league and playing top club obvious matter. Lautaro is talented that’s why playing for Inter in Sere A, Gaich isn’t that’s why playing in farmer league. Now please don’t say Gaich is better than lautaro. Same goes to Foyth and Quarta. Farmer league stats only misleads, hope Argentina fans understood Armani hype before 2018 World Cup

  7. Leeds United are in negotiations to sign Udinese and Argentina midfielder Rodrigo De Paul, claims the Sunday Telegraph.

    Previously linked with Juventus, Inter, Napoli, Roma and Milan, Serie A sides never really pushed through talks for the 26-year-old.

    Now it’s reported that he could be heading to England and the Premier League, to join newly-promoted Leeds United and their coach Marcelo Bielsa.
    From football-italia.net

    This is biggest joke as much as like
    Bielse but I don’t think he will sign
    Any arg players. I will be happy
    Somehow if he manage to sign one-

    • Bielsa wants a player who always perform 100% for the team. Hard working and quality players.So I hope Bielsa will sign De Paul. Better than Udinese.

    • Apart from Beunida, don’t think any Argentina player in Leeds while Foyth also has small chance. Argentina coaches don’t like Argentine players, Sampaoli only loved Argentina players, if he stayed in Sevilla then we could have see many more Argentina players in Europe and pochettino in some extant.

    • I don’t hope this happens. De Paul should be playing in a top team in Champions league or Europa league like the others mentioned, not a newly promoted team. Wouldn’t really be much of an upgrade, would it?

      • Yeah definitely it’s upgrade
        I tell you why leeds may bk to epl
        After long hard 16 years
        But better and bigger club than
        You say ucl or el club but which country.
        As example leeds can match in terms
        Wages and fees if we say inter Milan,
        Juve or ac Milan are serious about
        De Paul. Above all he will improve
        Massively under bielse.
        Yes for me definitely upgrade

        • Yes EPL is more competitive than serie a and more demanding. Also Bielsa will make him a beast at midfield, look how he converted Phillips. I hope this happens soon.

        • It’s a bigger club, yes, but it’s not a big upgrade. All I’m saying is he deserves and should play for a top team like Juventus, Inter or AC Milan. I would much rather like to see them sign Buendia. Besides, we don’t know how long crazy Bielsa will stick around in Leeds..

          • Yes valid, but EPL gives more exposure and in one year he will become exciting talent.so that many teams will come with a huge load of money to sign him. Serie a teams were looking after him for ages but not even a single bid, he shouldn’t wait they will not come this season.

    • I don’t understand why Bielsa is so reluctant to Arg players as a former N/T coach and well known coach in national and international level, he should be the one who promote and shape the Arg young potential players…

      • I saw many of our players were lacking in intensity sometimes, Bielsa needs that. Depaul will bring that to the team. Hope he signs Buendia too. Too good player to rot in second division.

    • But first let Leeds take a proper initiative to sign their “whoever shortlisted Argentines” before they fire another set of interest bombs towards us.
      Week in week out I only saw reports claiming several argentines being linked with the club. You can check their Google page, you will get an ample of it. So now see how it really happens.
      Pass week one, I saw the rumors were spreading and then you can go to YouTube, where you goona see videos of the players wearing leeds’s jersey in the thumbnail.
      Then pass week two, the rumors reincarnated into possible deals which could happen. Finally on to week three, Boooommmmm……….I heard nothing, literally nothing from them and I searched and searched to see if a formal offer was made but found that their interest had shifted, so they are targeting some other guy.

      WHAT A TWAT!!

      So patient guys……let beilsa and the Leeds board take some step before we start pouring our enthusiastic Rosey comments again.😂😂😂

    • I hope this one is true, because seeing De Paul in the premier league would be amazing. He has good physicality and is the kind of player Bielsa wants, intense and concentrated. If he goes to Leeds, he is coached by Bielsa. If he goes to an upper Italian side he gets Europe. That is unless Leeds pull a Leicester. It would be a dream to see Buendía and De Paul in the same midfield but sadly it might not happen. I hope it does but at this point it is more of a fantasy.

  8. i’m sick of stupid comments on this site (romance king) come on mate! cut this crap out ..all this farmer league or this league ! i don’t belive in any league ..i honestly could not careless where our argentina national team players play ! as long as argentina can gel and play as a great team that is more than enough for me ..playing in these so call top super leagues does not guarantee anything!! that aside …a link for all us argentina supporters https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCt5jT9VDkPrtpPveHoa0y0Q

    • Sir it’s important for our players to play in competitive leagues, just look at previous world cup winning squad this century, 95% are starter for big clubs in top league. Champion league competition is important for our players in world cup, that’s why I always prefer most of Argentina players in top league ultimately it will benefit our NT. Playing against farmers only looks good in stats, just like Di Maria for PSG. Many here on mundo seduced by Di Maria club performance but always shows disaster class for Argentina after 2014 world cup, practically Di Maria finished when flopped in Manchester United, his outstanding performance against farmers make him into Argentina squad and failed that’s the reason I prefer players called up from top league not farmers league

      • We get what you mean about them playing in competitive leagues, but we don’t need to hear it EVERY single day. You said it once and it’s good. You only repeat the same things about Wanda and the farmers league. Are you not advanced enough to come up with anything else?

        • Wanda is my crush so that I can’t even think mentioning her. And for the farmers league, yes I might have repeated many times and I have to stop it from now, may be because Bayern Munich defeated PSG if somehow PSG won then I won’t able to visit here.

      • thank you AMIT ..THIS IS YOUR CHANNEL to and every argentine fan out there ..still got a lot to upload (please stay tuned)

    • There’s a spanish match collector who owns unbelievable amount of argentine NT matches (too). U20 WC matches 97, 2001, 2005, 2007, U20 Sudamericano matches, preolimpico matches, every Olympics match, lot of super rare friendly matches, overall i counted much more than 500 matches, close to 1000 argentine NT parties. If you are interested i can send you his full list. If a know right 3,5 euros one match. His full match collection is more than 90.000 matches. Sick dude.

        • His full match list till 2020.07.09., download link:

          There’s my email too, my collector friend know his contact if you are interested. The biggest collection of matches imo. A lot of rare matches in “new matches” section too.

  9. When you don’t have love in your love … when you don’t have a friend in pain … when you don’t have a smile in your tears … when you don’t a voice in your words … when your breaths are just breathing … when the night sets in every day of yours … when you only wait for time (Dream) … when you only remember that one person (Wanda) … why am I a traveller when she’s the destination for someone else … my heartbeats have left me alone … it’s hard to live in love, it’s hard to live in love

  10. Romance King if Quarta is not a good player because he’s not playing in Europe then it’d make a good analogy to say that Pele wasn’t a great player either.

    • Maradona single handily won World Cup for Argentina doesn’t make him better than Messi. You just can’t compare different era, if pele is present Brazil star player 100% he’ll play in top European clubs. Now top talents from South America goes to Europe and developed there, even few overatted brazilan kids get opportunity to be attracted by top European club. Lautaro performance in racing impressed Sampaoli to call him in NT and his performance and talent seduce top European club like Inter and Atletico, when he proved his worth in Europe become World class and presently hottest striker in transfer market. If any player above 23 stayed in South America and European clubs aren’t interested then something is fishy. Foyth is more talented than Quarta, he is bench warmer because his competitors are better but Foyth has to fight for the sopt and he will also able to play in top level. On other hand Quarta playing against farmers. Do you know why Argentina and Brazil are better than Ecuador/Panama? Answer is player from Brazil or Argentina not only playing in top league in Europe but also in biggest clubs where Ecuador/panama players playing in farmer league. A team won World cup where maximum number of world class player played and it is judged how many of them playing in champion league football.

  11. New twist in the Messi saga: the €700m buyout clause does not exist in the final season of his contract, and somehow Barca board failed to realize this.

    It gives Messi two choices:

    1. He activates the clause that sets him free after 19/20 season (which Barca say expired June 10 but should be extended due to pandemic)

    2. He breaks his contract and signs for new club (Barca can bring Messi to court and sue for breaking contract). However, there is no €700m to be paid anymore. If Barca wins the case, the court will be deciding his transfer fee based on age, quality, length of contract (9 months).
    In comparison, Ronaldo left Real at 33 for €100m, but he had 3 years left on his contract, not 9 months.

    • This is what President Bartomeu said about the termination clause in September 2019…

      “Messi has a four year contract that we signed two years ago in which the final year, before the 20/21 season starts, he can leave Barca. He could quit football or go somewhere else. Other players also had this when we renewed their contracts for the final time – Iniesta, Xavi, Puyol… What hapens is that these types of players are such culés that I doubt that they go to another club. But they have to have the freedom, because they have earned it, to decide their future and when they want to quit football. But I don’t worry – Messi is a big culé and I don’t have any doubts that he will continue to play for Barca, hopefully for many more years, not just until 2021.”


      This is something that can be used against him in court. What an absolute dumbfuck.

    • Pls have respect stop it
      They are growing men here .
      Roy pls do something about
      I don’t know what kind human he is
      That lady doesn’t even know that you exist.
      I’m sick and tired of your nonsense.

      • The power of one sided love is unique … it doesn’t get distributed into two, as it happens in the relationships of others … only my right is there on it

  12. Nahuel Molina has signed for Udinese on free.

    19 year old Brian Gimenez will join Cagliari. He was actually signed by Cagliari last year from Argentine 3rd division.

    Alario agent in talks with Valencia, wants to leave Leverkusen because of lack of playing time.

    Nico Gonzalez is a target for Inter, AC Milan and Dortmund.

    Acuna and Lanzini are a target for Lazio.

    Senesi is a target for Sevilla, if they sell Carlos.

    Pedro De La Vega is targeted by Atalanta.

    Lucas Robertone is targeted by Sporting Lisbon and Celta.

    • Thanks for update bro, Argentina players are only targeted so far no deal is happening, don’t know how many will land reasonably good team in the top 5 leagues.
      Expected Quarta and Montiel to be moved to Europe by now.

  13. I wished for Emi to become the starter for Arsenal as it’s been his dream for a decade and it would have been good for confidence, but they have decided to sell him.
    In general he seems more complete than Leno and even Musso, but will need more time to prove himself in the upcoming season.

    • Musso won Golden Glove last season playing for Udinese deserve applauds, currently musso is ahead of Emi Martinez without any doubt. I want competition in Argentina no1 spot like Alison vs Ederson.

  14. Emi Martinez must stay in Arsenal and fight for his spot, fans love him and should play in a big club than no1 without competition in bottom table club. If Chelsea make offer for him then should leave Arsenal otherwise must stay in Arsenal as pressure is on Leno to deliver, bar is set high and leno is error prone.

  15. Maybe scaloni should call emilaino martines as one of the tree GKs along side Musso and maybe Andarada or cambiesse but no armani since there are better GKs options comapared to armani and armani is not young enough to last till 2022 WC and about Benitez maybe he should be made starter for olympics as an audition for NT and for that to happen either scaloni or batista needs to convince Ogc Nice FC management to allow benitez to play in Olympics for Argentina.

  16. Guys can Quarta play as a DM? He has good physicality, his passing is good,interceptions is also very good.

    • Players must play in his natural position, in case of emergency or not enough time then it will be the option. As for DM spot, I have high hopes from Ascaliber, hope he deleivers next season

  17. Did anyone watched the Brighton-chelsea match?
    If any, how did Mac allister fared against them?
    I believe he was brought as a substitute in the second half.

    And also Manuel lanzini has performed brilliantly on the last two matches despite his rumoured quick sellout by west ham board.
    What do you guys think about him? Should he move? Like, to get better chances somewhere else?
    Earlier he was being linked with a move to Lazio, but since then I haven’t heard anything about him. As of now, no actions had been taken by lazio .

  18. Had an off topic query – anyone watching MLS – how good is Milton Valenzuela as a leftback ? I know he had a bad injury last year & just back. Does he merit a place in our U23 as left back ? Saw some videos & the crossing looked good & precise .
    Considering Davies broke into Bayern from MLS, does Milton have a long term chance atleast as Tagliafico’s backup

  19. Emiliano start building his career under Arteta, not the N/T first GK choice but should be great for back up. Positioning and clear picture of the game and above all his confidence and strong character is what we need. Short passing is excellent only wrong decision to stop the penalty is still to be learned. And i hope Arteta brings the young Arg players in this next season. Gaich, Kranevitter, Quarta are an ideal to be at Arsenal.

    It should be Musso, Martinez and Benitez for N/T GK. Scaloni, please drop Armani bring Martinez.

    • 100% agree to your GK choice of 3. They are the best. My view is finally keep it between Musso, Martinez, Benitez & Andrada. 3 goto NT & 1 goes to Olympics as overage player. I still feel Martinez is the most complete package among these 4 ( based on the 10 game stats ) . Can he consistently be at this form is the only point to be proven . But maybe Scaloni should take the chance & start with him . It will boost Emi’s chance of being the club starter also as Leno has no chance to be Germany No1.
      What surprises me is why Scaloni is ignoring Benitez. Its something like what Papu,Ansaldi all went thru in last 5 years. Benitez actually has the best short passing stats in Europe & there is not much to differentiate Benitez, Musso, Martinez in shot stopping. Also Benitez has a better record on penalties than the other 2. His limitations are that he dosent come out of goal line much ( may not be a big disadvantage in Argentina kind of set up which anyway is not high defensive line ) & the typical South american punching clearances ( Martinez scores here as his claims vs punches is world class ) . Benitez already has said he will be open to France NT once he qualifies with French passport & it will be our loss.

        • Shahrukh bhai , it is FARMER & not FRAMER!!!! Kisan ko aise mat maro mere dost
          Keeping the illogical farmer theory aside , Marchesin playing in Portugal has been selected . Armani & Andrada also dont play in the strongest league . I dont think Scaloni avoids Benitez becos he plays in Ligue 1 while Armani , Andrada & Marchesin have most of their past & present career across Argentine, Mexican, Portugal , Colombian leagues .
          Even as a coach if u see , Scaloni gives chances irrespective of leagues – Alario is more of a sub in Bundesliga , Nico G was in 2nd tier german league . Matias Suarez, Kannemann, Casco, Acuna, Saravia,Battaglia all are in weaker leagues than Benitez.
          Benitez has been consistent for more than 2 seasons like Musso & deserves a look in. My guess is that Benitez left Argentina early & he dosent have enough local big club or media lobbying.

          • River and Boca are two biggest Argentine clubs, it’s a unofficial rule to pick players from outside Europe reason Armani and Andrada picked. Even palacios, Macalester selected while playing in Argentina league. Farmers League stats won’t count unless played UCL or UEL reason Rulli was ignored while playing his one of career best season for Montpelier after Real Sociedad. Benitez ignoring because of playing in Farmer league

          • I dont think so. Sergio Romero was there as undisputed starter for like 8-9 years & across multiple coaches . He didnt have a Boca /RIver background & also left Argentina pretty early. Same is case with Nahuel Guzman or Andujar who used to be in 23 for long. Neither does Scaloni or even Tapia have a Boca/ River background. Even candidates like Marchesin , Guido Herrera & Emi Martinez ( before he proved himself with this Arsenal starting stint ) were selected by Scaloni ahead of Benitez. There can be 3 possibilities. 1) Benitez somewhere has pissed Scaloni or Tapia 2) something in his game puts Scaloni off ( Like Sabella who never even gave a chance to Caballero in his heydays ) 3) no local lobbying muscle bcos Benitez left Argentina early

          • If bentinez playing in top4 league, he will be considered. The name you’ve mentioned wasn’t played in farmer league like Benitez. When Rulli played in la liga always considered to be the no1 but moving to farmer league made him disappear. Surprising Rulli performance last his was best after 3 year yet not getting recognition, if Rulli did it in la liga will be hyped like Emi Martinez. Benitez played against farmers that’s why not called up for Argentina. My argument was players from River/Boca always consideration for NT, it doesn’t mean GK from these two club will be picked but it’s certain one or two player from River/Boca 100% make cut in world cup squad.

          • The Farmer theory is your theory & i will give it a pass. There is nothing like a Europe top 4 & then farmer league of ligue 1. Any expert discussion you see will have top 5 leagues in same discussion. French & German league are considered at same level . Italian a notch higher more bcos of legacy. PL & La Liga highest for recent success & big names. Recent CL had 2 so called ‘ farmer league ‘ clubs in semis . Parades who is Scaloni’s top choice for midfield is again farmer league!!! Your statement on Rulli is a factually incorrect & has nothing to do with Ligue1. Rulli lost his way in Argentina team much earlier to Montpellier stint which was just last season. He did not even make it to the 23 man teams in Wc2018 , Copa16, Copa15 . This was at the heights of his success at Real Sociedad. Rulli lost out bcos of 1 error he made in Olympics & he has always been since branded as error prone. While i personally dont believe that Rulli is inconsistent ( lot of top GKs make errors ) , but perceptions matter in football & hence he is doomed in Argentine system

          • Bayern Munich is one of the top European club in terms of history, Dortmund won Champion league, German Clubs reached final in UCL and won a lot European crown just like la liga. Bayern Munich dominated Bundesliga since Klopp left Dortmund doesn’t make league weeker. If a club won league for a period of time it’s called dominance, Real Madrid now win back to back la liga these decade because barca is finished. But in la liga clubs like Valencia, Sevilla etc have history, in the same time Wolsberg or Leverkusen in German league. That’s why when golden boot considered Europe top4 league multiplied by 2, French league 1.5 and so on. League difficulties defines Farmer. If Rulli performed for Real Sociedad this season like Montpelier then he Sureshoot come into consideration for NT if not no1. Because of farmer league, he was ignored. And copa 2016 and Olympic happened same year that’s why Rulli wasn’t picked as Romero deputy. Rulli performance dropped after 2017 reason not called up for 2018 still Rulli was fan favorite specially barca fan criticising Armani played ahead of Rulli. Unfortunately Rulli performance not improved in 2018-19 season otherwise Rulli already taken no1 spot permanently. Until 2019 copa Rulli was consideration along with musso/Gaza but after moving to farmer league, Rulli disappeared even Rulli back to his best after 2016-17 season. Now Rulli wasn’t even rated like earlier because of playing against farmers, while playing in la liga Rulli rated higly. If Benitez played in Sere A or Bundesliga then will be rated higly like Rulli before moving to farmers league. One point I would like to mention, Neymar is Brazil superstar rated higly while in barca now Salah, Mane rates more because Neymar playing against farmers

  20. Yes. The more u see Emiliano, it looks he can compete & be a starter for arsenal. Maybe Leno may have to go out . Also arsenal has Europa action this time. It’s a tough decision as staying & moving has pros & cons.
    Meanwhile foyth, quarta martinez Leeds bubble over . German defender Robin koch signed by Leeds. Best case for Leeds Argentine dream now is emi buendia & Emil Martinez.

  21. He is wanted by Aston Villa. Not sure if I am a fan of this move because they could relegate in a season or two. It would be good for him to get minutes facing all of the top sides but it could end up being minutes in the championship.

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