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Arsenal drop transfer hint in new kit reveal with Mikel Arteta close to first summer deal

Dav id Raya has been spotted modelling Arsenal’s new goalkeeper kit for next season, suggesting that his permanent transfer from Brentford will be announced imminently.

Raya, 28, joined the Gunners on loan for the remainder of the current campaign in August and quickly dislodged Aaron Ramsdale as Mikel Arteta’s No.1. The Spain international has gone on to win the Premier League Golden Glove award, having kept 16 clean sheets in 31 matches to mark a stellar first term in north London.

But Arteta recently threw an element of doubt into Raya’s future situation, claiming that Arsenal would only make a decision on triggering their £27m option to buy at the end of the campaign.

“Those conversations are for after the season. We will review where we are,” the Gunners boss explained. “Obviously, we are really happy with David and everything he has brought to the club and the team, there is no question about it. But, those decisions are taken by all of us at the club and we will see.”

Fortunately for Arsenal fans, there doesn’t appear to be any need to fret. Raya can be seen wearing Arsenal’s yellow home goalkeeper kit for the 2024-25 season in the promotional video which were released on Thursday.

The 28-year-old stands alongside team-mates Kai Havertz and Bukayo Saka, who are wearing the new outfield home kit. Manufacturers Adidas have given Arsenal a different crest for 2024-25, with the Gunners’ traditional shield-shaped emblem replaced by a plain white canon.

The red shirt has a white and blue trim, with white shorts and red socks completing design. Arsenal will be hoping to lift a trophy in their new threads, something which they haven’t achieved since 2020.

Thee’s still a slim chance that the Gunners could become Premier League champions on Sunday. Title rivals Manchester City would have to drop points, though.

Arteta’s side host Everton on Sunday while City welcome West Ham. With 27 league wins under their belt, Arteta says that the Gunners haven’t just made progress this term but history, too.

He said after beating Manchester United 1-0 on Sunday to ensure that the title race goes down to the final day: “We know we need a result – we need to do our thing still in the last game – but today we really wanted to knock that door and open that box of dreams to live the last day of the season in front of our people with the opportunity to win the Premier League.”

That’s something we’re going to live together and I’m so pleased we’re going to do it with these players and staff. It’s 27 wins in the Premier League, it’s the most in the history of this football club in 130 years. That’s not progress, that’s history.”

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