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Arsenal have now turned initial loan deal into permanent transfer this January

Despite the lack of funds, Arsenal are still active in the transfer market this month.

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It’s no secret Arsenal are struggling to make any moves in the transfer market this month due to current financial restrictions. The Gunners spent over £200million on four new signings ahead of the 2023/24 campaign which means the club need to be careful this month in order to stay in line with FFP.

One of them summer signings was David Raya from Brentford. The Gunners signed the Spanish goalkeeper on an initial one-year loan deal with option to buy of £30million. Mikel Arteta signed the 28-year-old to provide competition for the goalkeeper spot and he has since displaced Aaron Ramsdale as the Arsenal number one this season.

David Raya has gone on to make 15 appearances in the Premier League under Mikel Arteta, as well as a further five appearances in the Champions League. The Spaniard has kept eight clean sheets in total during his short Arsenal career so far.

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David Raya’s Arsenal career is set to last a little longer as according to Fabrizio Romano, Arsenal and Brentford have now made the transfer permanent with the announcement expected soon.

Fabrizio Romano on David Raya: “The Raya deal was going to be permanent at the beginning, but they had to change the structure of the deal because of FFP. Brentford decided to help Arsenal with that.

“The deal will be made permanent. It will be soon. From what I’ve heard, it’s already agreed, so I don’t know when they will make it official.”

There was no doubt within the club that the deal for David Raya would eventually be made permanent at some point this season, and it appears the transfer has now been agreed with Mikel Arteta very confident in his new number one.

Arsenal remain active in the January transfer window, despite the lack of funds. Mikel Arteta is determined to do something this month with the club currently exploring the loan market, as well as cheaper alternatives to their top targets.

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