News

What David Raya can bring to Arsenal

Mikel Arteta has revealed what David Raya can bring Arsenal


Arsenal signed Spanish goalkeeper David Raya on a season-long loan from Brentford with the option to make the move permanent.

Raya, 27, will provide competition for England keeper Aaron Ramsdale and has taken the number 22 shirt.

Given Raya is already a proven Premier League no.1, speculation has mounted that Arsenal no longer have faith in Aaron Ramsdale being their main keeper.

The Englishman’s form was pretty poor at the end of last season and during pre-season as well.

But when asked what Raya can bring to Arsenal in a recent interview, Arteta seemed keen to quash any notion Raya has been brought in so Ramsdale can be moved on:

“Better qualities for our game model,” Arteta said. “We want two players per position that can do that. You saw, what happened to Jurrien can happen to our goalkeeper, it happened to Courtois. We need to be prepared because the question is ‘why do you have two goalkeepers of this size’ but If Aaron were to sustain a cruciate, then what would you say? You would change your question.

“So we have to be prepared, we have to be proactive. We have two excellent goalkeepers now and they give us exactly what we want in our model so I’m very happy with that.

FPL 2023/24: Best captain picks gameweek 2

Sorare Gameweek 398: 101 Great Goals Team of the Week

Josh Barker

Josh Barker

Middlesbrough fan from the North East of England. @JoshBarker979 on Twitter.


Related Content