- Emiliano Martinez helped Arsenal lift 14th record FA Cup title last weekend
- The Argentine goalkeeper made some impressive saves that stopped Chelsea from adding to their tally
- After the match, he broke down in tears sharing the glorious moment with his family he has not seen in over a year
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Arsenal goalkeeper Emiliano Martinez went emotional after helping Arsenal win their 14th FA Cup title over the weekend.
The 27-year-old was in goal for the Gunners all through the final and made some crucial saves that stopped them from conceding more than one goal.
Christian Pulisic fired the Blues ahead earlier in the game but a brace from Pierre-Emerich Aubameyang turned the result in the North Londoners' favour.
Martinez has spent ten seasons at the Emirates Stadium and has been loaned out six different times. He made 14 appearances before this term.
However, Bernd Leno's injury against Brighton in June availed him the greatest opportunity and he took it with both hands.
He has been superb between the sticks for the Gunners with some impressive performances across competitions.
After the final whistle, Martinez shared the triumphant moment with his family he hasn't seen for over a year.
It would be recalled that the goalkeeper revealed his parents are struggling to pay up their bills and going without food so that their children could eat just last week.
He told The Telegraph: "I saw my brother and mother crying, saying 'please don't go,' But I had also seen my dad crying late at night because he could not pay the bills.
"I remember the day that me and my brother ate, but not my mum and dad. I had to be brave. I said yes for them."
Sport Bible claims it was not out of place for the player to break down emotionally having succeeded despite coming out of the slums.
Legit.ng earlier reported that Rwanda president Paul Kagame has called on Arsenal to build on their triumph over Chelsea in the FA Cup and "aim at much bigger things."
Arsenal sunk Chelsea 2-1 at Wembley Stadium during the finals of the tournament to lift the title for a record 14th time.
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang was the match hero for the Gunners after striking twice to help the North London side to a comfortable win.
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