Arsenal set to announce their first signing of this transfer window

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Arsenal have signed former Brentford goalkeeper David Raya on a permanent deal. The gunners will pay £27 million to sign him.

First-choice goalkeeper at Arsenal

In 2022-2023 season Aaron Ramsdale was the first-choice keeper for Arsenal. After that season they bought David Raya from Brentford. Since then Raya has been the first choice keeper for Arsenal. It seems that Mikel Arteta has trusted the Spaniard in this position. David had some sloppy starts at the Emirates Stadium. After playing some games he adapted well to the playing style of Arsenal. Initially, he had some issues with ball distribution. But he rectified these small mistakes and became the Golden Glove-winning goalkeeper. In the 2023–2024 season, he kept 16 clean sheets. He kept on giving one after another mater-class performance in his loan spell for the Gunners. At this moment, he has occupied first place in the goalkeeper pecking order, and Ramsdale doesn’t have two options in his hand. Either he has to stay at Arsenal and fight for his place, or he can move to other teams like Newcastle United, where he can thrive as a good goal-stopper. On the other hand, Aaron Ramsdale is looking to leave Arsenal because he is not getting enough game time because he has become the second-choice goalkeeper. According to Metro, he earns £100,000-a-week after making 100 appearances for the club. The new Arsenal goalkeeper will earn £300,000 per week. These things will convince Ramsdale to leave Arsenal. At this moment, he is being linked with a move to Newcastle United.

Raya’s recent performance at Arsenal

Although the Gunners didn’t perform well in the UEFA Champions League, they reached the quarterfinals after 2009. All because of Raya’s master-class performance. He saved a penalty against FC Porto. This incident led to the elimination of the latter one. On top of that, he kept the backline stable by communicating with defenders like William Saliba and Gabriel Magalhaes. That is why everyone is saying that Arsenal have shown the best defensive display in 2023-2024 season. In this season the Gunners have played fluent football. Although they finished second, but each and everyone of the squad gave their best to lift the Premier League title. Mikel Arteta has efficiently integrated each and every player into his system.

Possibility of the transfer

At this moment, everything is confirmed between Arsenal and David Raya. Both parties are waiting for the official announcement. This signing has excited the fans because they love the Spanish goalie. In this transfer market, £27 million for David Raya is a bargain. He is a world-class goalkeeper. On top of that, he is young, and he has so much time to gain experience.As featured on GoonerNews.com

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