Arsenal’s manager, Mikel Arteta, has resolved to secure David Raya on a permanent basis for the Premier League club. This decision was disclosed by football transfer expert Fabrizio Romano on Thursday evening.

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Raya initially joined the Emirates on a loan deal, a move attributed to Financial Fair Play (FFP) regulations. According to Romano, Arsenal is set to activate the £27 million buy option clause in 2024.

In a tweet, Romano stated: “Understand Arsenal have decided to seal David Raya deal in 2024 — it’s all guaranteed as buy option clause will be triggered for £27m. Raya already signed a potential long-term contract as #AFC player for June 2024 — all done. Brentford accepted this structure due to FFP.”