OFFICIAL: Raya Signs Permanent Deal At Arsenal

OFFICIAL: Raya Signs Permanent Deal At Arsenal

Spanish goalkeeper, David Raya, has signed a long-term contract with Arsenal to complete his permanent move from Brentford.

Arsenal announced the permanent transfer in a statement on their website on Thursday.

Raya, who spent last season at Arsenal made 41 appearances in all competitions, keeping 20 clean sheets.

Sixteen of those were in the Premier League and earned him the 2023/24 Premier League Golden Glove.

The permanent transfer of Raya to Arsenal may force Aaron Ramsdale out this summer.

The former Arsenal first choice is currently with the England national team at this year’s Euros in Germany.

Born in Barcelona, Spain, he arrived in England aged 16, signing for Blackburn Rovers.

He gained his first promotion to the Championship and made 108 senior appearances for the club. Part of his development at Blackburn included a short spell on loan at Southport.

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In the summer of 2019, Raya moved to Brentford and, including last season, he spent four years contracted to the west London club.

A key player for Thomas Frank, he made 161 appearances in all competitions, keeping 54 clean sheets including, in his debut season, the 16 which saw him crowned joint-winner of the Championship Golden Glove award. A year later, he helped the Bees win promotion to the Premier League.

At international level, Raya helped his country, Spain, to silverware when they defeated the Netherlands to lift the 2023 UEFA Nations League.

In preparation for Euro 2024, he kept a clean sheet in Spain’s 5-0 win against Andorra last month and another in their final group game at the tournament, a 1-0 victory over Albania.

On making his move permanent, Raya said: “After a year on loan as a Gunner, I can finally say that I’m an Arsenal player for the coming years. I’m excited to see what the future holds but always living in and enjoying the present.

“It’s a dream come true to be here and I want to thank you for all the support you have already given me throughout the last year.”

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