Arsenal have signed a “fantastic” player


By: Manu Tournoux

Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta has never doubted international goalkeeper David Raya.

Arriving on loan from Brentford with an option to buy, David Raya was able to do well and establish himself as the starter in Arsenal’s goals.

In competition with Aaron Ramsdale, he made two decisive saves during the penalty shootout against Porto in the Champions League (1-0, 4-2 tab), confirming the confidence placed in him by his coach, Mikel Arteta .

Arteta under the spell of Raya

The Spanish coach was also full of praise for his goalkeeper at a press conference. “I don’t need to realize it now, I was convinced he was going to be fantastic. »

“You could see it from his first days here… His body language, the position he takes, he is not very affected and that is a key quality for a goalkeeper,” Arteta judged.

Raya seems to have earned the trust of her coach and teammates. It remains to be seen whether the club will exercise the purchase option at the end of the season.

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