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According to The Sun, Arsenal are looking at David Raya as a potential replacement for Aston Villa-bound Emiliano Martinez.

It has been reported that Argentine goalkeeper Martinez will join Villa in a £20 million deal, and that the Gunners want to sign Raya as his replacement from Championship club Brentford.

The report in the British tabloid has claimed that the Gunners are ready to pay £10 million as transfer fee for the 24-year-old goalkeeper.

It remains to be seen if Brentford are willing to accept £10 million for the 24-year-old, but if the Gunners are able to pull off this transfer deal, then they would be doing some brilliant business indeed.

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Selling 28-year-old Martinez for £20 million and signing 24-year-old Raya for £10 million essentially means that the North London club would be signing a younger player and making a £10 million profit.

That would be a brilliant business deal, and one that the Arsenal chiefs should be praised for.

Raya is a very good goalkeeper who was brilliant for Brentford last season, as the Bees reached the Championship playoff final.

The 24-year-old is still developing and progressing as a footballer, and he would relish the chance to play for a big club such as Arsenal.

Bernd Leno is the undisputed first-choice goalkeeper at Arsenal, and that is not going to change anytime soon.

This means that there is no point in the Gunners spending a lot of money on a goalkeeper who is going to be a squad player.

Raya has the potential to get better in the coming years, and perhaps in the future he could even replace Leno as the first choice between the posts for the North London club.

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