David Raya is apparently en route to Mikel Arteta’s Arsenal and will play for the Gunners this season.
Brentford manager Thomas Raya has told it The London Evening Standard that David Raya will soon complete his move to Arsenal.
Raya will initially join Arsenal on a season-long loan.
Accordingly The London Evening StandardArsenal will pay London and Premier League rivals Brentford a £3million loan fee for the Spain international goalkeeper.
The Gunners have an option to extend the loan deal permanently next summer for £27million.
David Raya joins Arsenal from Brentford
Raya is out of contract at Brentford at the end of the season but the 27-year-old will now extend his current deal before joining Arsenal.
The keeper will not play for Brentford against Tottenham Hotspur in the Premier League this weekend.
Frank said of Raya and Arsenal on Friday: “We all know there have been a lot of rumours.
“I expect the Arsenal deal to be finalized soon. He’s not here at the moment and won’t be there on Sunday either.”
We think David Raya’s loan deal makes sense for Arsenal.
Arsenal don’t need to spend big on a 27-year-old goalkeeper when Aaron Ramsdale is between the posts.
Yes, Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta wants competition for Ramsdale but let’s not forget that the Englishman is a very good goalkeeper.
It would make sense for the Gunners to see how Raya is doing this season and if he’s up to the challenge of playing for a club as big as Arsenal.
If Raya eventually becomes Arsenal’s number one goalkeeper in the coming months, then the north London club should finalize the loan deal next summer.
Arsenal are aiming to win the Premier League this season and also want to go far in the UEFA Champions League.
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