Arsenal are imminent to sign David Raya.
Arsenal made great strides in the 2022-23 season. Even before the opening, it was considered a realistic goal to be in the top 4, but it steadily maintained the upward trend seen from the opening day and emerged as a ‘potential’ candidate for the championship. Arsenal, which had been in first place for more than 240 days, beating Manchester City, a prominent competitor, allowed Man City to reverse at the end, but showed a sufficiently competitive appearance.
Therefore, the new season is looking at a higher place. After a long time, he returned to the stage of the UEFA Champions League (UCL) and announced a fresh start with a pleasant victory in the Community Shield.
During the summer transfer market, reinforcements were also steadily made. He succeeded in reinforcing the midfield by embracing Declan Rice, whom he had watched for a long time, and strengthened the squad depth with both offense and defense by recruiting Kai Havertz and Julian Timber.
Recruitment is not over yet. He is close to signing a defender, midfielder, striker, and even a goalkeeper. The main character is Raya from Brentford. European football transfer market expert Fabricio Romano said on his social media on the 9th (Korean time), “Arsenal reached an agreement on the signing of Raya. The personal agreement was also concluded last week. Documents were prepared between the two clubs, and a medical test is scheduled for this week. There is. Raya only wanted to move to Arsenal.” He didn’t leave out his signature comment, ‘Here We Go’.
He later revealed the details as well. According to Romano, the transfer fee is 30 million pounds (approximately 50.3 billion won) including options, and the contract period is until June 2028.
Arsenal already have a quality goalkeeper. The main character is Aaron Ramsdale. Ramsdale, who moved to Arsenal in the 2021-22 season, led the team as a starting player from the first year of his transfer. Even at the time of the transfer, many people questioned his skills, but Ramsdale has become an indispensable resource for Arsenal. Based on his excellent defense and build-up ability, he was responsible for the back door. He also suited the tactics of manager Mikel Arteta, who emphasized build-up.
His position was solid. In 37 matches, including cup competitions, in the 2021-22 season, he stood out by recording 14 clean sheets. In the 2022–23 season, he started in all league matches and kept 14 clean sheets. Ramsdale’s contribution to Arsenal’s outstanding performance was great.스포츠토토
But even Ramsdale should be nervous. Because Raya is never a resource to be satisfied with ‘No.2’. He, too, has grown into a high-level goalkeeper in the English Premier League (EPL). Coach Thomas Frank also rated Raya as one of the top 4 EPL goalkeepers in the 2022-23 season.
Looking at the records, it is understandable. In the 2021-22 season, he played 24 league games and posted 8 clean sheets, and in the 2022-23 season, he played all league games and achieved 12 clean sheets. As he is from Spain, he has good foot technique and build-up ability, so it is expected that he will fit well with Arteta’s tactics.
Along with the acquisition of Raya, Arsenal is also promoting the sale of Matt Turner, the existing No. 2 player. Romano said on his social media on the 5th, “Nottingham Forest hopes to complete the signing of Turner as soon as possible. Talks with Arsenal are ongoing. Dean Henderson is also another option for Nottingham.”