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Arsenal finally make their first 2024 summer signing



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Arsenal have officially triggered the £27m buy option to sign goalkeeper David Raya from Brentford on a permanent deal, making him their first summer signing. The news was confirmed by renowned transfer expert Fabrizio Romano, who reported that the Gunners have activated the clause in Raya’s loan deal, which saw him arrive at the Emirates Stadium last season.

Raya’s arrival at Arsenal last season proved to be a shrewd move. He quickly established himself as a key player, earning the trust of manager Mikel Arteta and playing a significant role in the Gunners’ successful 2023/24 campaign, where they finished as runners-up in the Premier League.


MANCHESTER, ENGLAND – MAY 12: David Raya of Arsenal celebrates victory with teammates after the Premier League match between Manchester United and Arsenal FC at Old Trafford on May 12, 2024 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Stuart MacFarlane/Arsenal FC via Getty Images)

The 28-year-old Spaniard’s performances were rewarded with the coveted Golden Glove, recognizing him as the Premier League’s top goalkeeper with the most clean sheets. His impressive performances and consistency throughout the season have clearly convinced Arsenal to make his move permanent.

The signing of Raya strengthens Arsenal’s goalkeeping department and provides a long-term solution for a crucial position. With his experience, impressive shot-stopping ability, and ability to command his box, Raya is a valuable addition to the squad as they look to build on last season’s success and challenge for the title in the upcoming campaign. His arrival is a sign of Arsenal’s ambition and commitment to challenging for trophies.

Hello there, Am Mumbere Ausbel from Uganda and I am a writer at Arsenal True Fans and I love watching football matches so much because it's my favourite sport. I am an optimistic person who usually likes to look at the good side of everything.

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