David Raya signs for Arsenal on a season long loan

Spanish international goalkeeper David Raya has joined Arsenal from Brentford on a season-long loan.

The 27-year-old has been an integral part of the Bees’ team in recent seasons, and played in all 38 of their Premier League matches last season.

Born in Barcelona, David came to England at 16 years old when he signed for Blackburn Rovers as an academy player. A short-term loan to Southport in the National League, promotion to the Championship with Rovers and 108 senior appearances later, saw David depart Lancashire for west London in July 2019.

Sporting Director Edu said: “We welcome David to us on a season-long loan from Brentford. David is a top-quality goalkeeper, who has consistently performed to a high level with Brentford in the Premier League. With David joining us we are adding quality and depth to our squad so we can perform at the highest possible level in all competitions.”

As part of the agreement, there is an option to make the move permanent.

David will wear the number 22 shirt, and everyone at Arsenal welcomes him to the club.

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