Wednesday, September 6, 2023

David Raya has awkward tattoo that commemorates Arsenal defeat which may not sit down well with fans

David Raya has a rather awkward tattoo that might attract some weird looks at Arsenal.

The goalkeeper is set to join the Gunners on an initial loan deal with the option to make it permanent, talkSPORT understands.

Raya has a tattoo on his neck with the date 13/8/21Getty

The inking his to commemorate his first-ever Premier league clean sheet that came against ArsenalGetty

If agreeable to all parties, that eventual deal could be worth £30million.

But his future teammates and the Gunners faithful may not appreciate the inking he has on the back of his neck.

The Spaniard has the date 13/8/21 tattooed on him which celebrates Brentford’s first match in the Premier League.

It’s a particular memorable match for the Bees, as they secured a 2-0 home win against Arsenal on the opening day of the 2021/22 Premier League season.

And Raya in celebration got the date permanently inked on his neck as it also marked his first top-flight clean sheet.

While the commemorative tattoo was a lovely idea when playing under Thomas Frank, his imminent move to north London could make it a bit uncomfortable.

The 27-year-old has been with the Bees since 2019, making 161 competitive appearances for them with 62 coming in the Premier League.

He played all 38 of their top flight matches last season to help Brentford to a ninth-placed finish.

Raya is being brought to Arsenal to provide competition for Aaron RamsdaleGetty

He’ll become Arsenal’s fourth signing of the summer after Declan Rice, Kai Havertz and Jurrien Timber.

Frank all-but confirmed the imminent transfer in his press conference on Friday, as he said: “I expect the deal to be completed with Arsenal.

“He is not here at the moment and he won’t be involved on Sunday [against Tottenham].”

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