Mikel Arteta explains why Arsenal signed David Raya

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Mikel Arteta explains why Arsenal signed David Raya
Mikel Arteta explains why Arsenal signed David Raya

David Raya has arrived from Brentford to Arsenal as a major signing. This great goalkeeper was connected with the Londoners for some time, and in the end he signed for the Gunners. Many wonder why Arteta needed to sign Raya when he has Ramsdale as the first option.

In an interview with the media, the Spanish expert explained his decision and emphasized that competition is needed in the team. ‘He brings the qualities for our game model, it’s very simple. We want two players per position,’ Arteta said, as quoted by METRO.

Jurrien Timber is injured and the question is when he will return to the football field. The Dutchman will have to go to surgery to solve the problem. There is a possibility that he will miss the entire season. It seems that such things are the main reason why Arteta decided to make such a move.

‘You see what happened to Jurrien [Timber] and that could happen to our goalkeeper. It recently happened to [Real Madrid’s] Thibaut Courtois so we have to be prepared. We have to be prepared and we have to be proactive so now we have two excellent goalkeepers now who fit our style.’

Arteta and complaints

Many complained to the Spaniard: Why he decided to bring in another goalkeeper.

Looking at his team, it is clear that there are more options in each position. He is aware that the season is long, and that individuals will certainly experience injury. Arteta did not want to wait and he found the right solution.

‘I understand but there are always questions, when we had different goalkeepers there were questions as well. There is nothing wrong we have two great left wingers and two great strikers and two great holding midfielders and that’s not a problem so this shouldn’t be a problem either.’ Arsenal have big ambitions this season. We'll see if they can reach the very top.

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