Arsenal boosted in double raid as pair left out of squad

Arsenal are believed to be eyeing a double raid on Brentford pair Said Benrahma and David Raya, and that pursuit has been aided by the duo being left out of their latest fixture.

The Algerian forward has been linked with a number of sides in recent months, having enjoyed an amazing Championship campaign in which he contributed to 27 goals, building on the 24 that he contributed in his debut season with the club.

His team-mate Raya is also believed to be of interest as they look to bring in a possible replacement for Emiliano Martinez, who is of interest to a number of clubs after his impressive displays in the latter stages of the Premier League.

TalkSport states that Arsenal are set to try and tempt Martinez with a new contract, despite his insistence on guaranteed football, with the threat that he would quit the club if he wasn’t granted regular action.

Bernd Leno is expected to return to the first-team fold now he has returned from injury, especially as he was voted as second in the club’s Player of the Season award for last term, just in behind Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, although manager Mikel Arteta is keen to boost competition for all positions.

Brentford missed out on promotion to the Premier League after losing out to Fulham in the playoff final, but the pair are deemed more than able to make the jump to the top tier of English football.

His club played their first friendly match yesterday as they look to get ready for the upcoming Championship campaign in their new stadium, but the two Arsenal targets, as reported by 90Min, were both left out, which has fueled the fire of speculation, that could well see us closing in on the pair.

Would either Raya or Benrahma be a guaranteed hit in North London?

Patrick

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13 Comments

  1. gunnerforlife says:

    Dont know much about Raya but Benrhama seeems to be a real talent. Am sure Arsenal will benefit from his signing. He will guarantee lot of goals and reduce the reliability on Auba. Just because he is from the Championship, he should not be under rated. A number of PL Clubs are wanting his signature.

    1. Edward Soudan says:

      Raya Omitted because injured in training. PLUS, Brentford will NOT entertain ANY bids for Raya from ANY Clubs. Already refused, even to discuss, with Arsenal.

  2. Brighton Bee says:

    So called big clubs like Arsenal need to sort out their own recruitment process before trying to squeeze smaller clubs like Brentford. We don’t need the money so why should we sell to a club like Arsenal?

  3. apangu iddi amin says:

    Let me hope we lend him b4 the big eyes come on bourd bcz for them there scouts dont know what is good for a team so we need to harry up with the proces

  4. Grandad says:

    Auba,Saka,Willian,Pepe,Martinelli, Nelson, Leno, Martinez.Why would we need another winger or a goalkeeper?

    1. Tony says:

      I wonder and am still wondering.

    2. RSH says:

      We don’t. Highly doubt we are in for him. Especially when everyone knows we are targeting midfielders right now.

      1. ozziegunner says:

        👍

  5. Samuel Akinsola Adebosin says:

    If Benrahman is a specialist left winger who score goals in high number, Arsenal will need him. For, Saka who a times maraude in that left wing position a times for Arsenal has not yet fully grown up to become a senior player despite his been talented in the position. But how many goals did he score for Arsenal last season as against Benrahman’s 27 goals for Brentford in the Championship. Halve of that will be 13 approx. if Arsenal sign Benrahman this summer and he got the 13 goals for the club in the PL next season, wouldn’t that be far far better than the only 1 goal that Saka scored for Arsenal in the PL last season? I think in truth, Arsenal should sign Benrahman this summer who could improved on his goals scoring rate for Arsenal when he comes to the club. And let the club loan out Nelson this summer who didn’t show any pedigree in many goals scoring for Arsenal last season.

  6. Samuel Akinsola Adebosin says:

    If Benrahman is a specialist left winger who score goals in high number, Arsenal will need him. For, Saka who a times maraude in that left wing position for Arsenal has not yet fully grown up to become a senior player who could be scoring many goals despite his been talented in the position. But apart of his many assists giving for Arsenal last season, how many goals did he score for Arsenal last season as against Benrahman’s 27 goals for Brentford in the Championship? Halve of that will be 13 approx. if Arsenal sign Benrahman this summer and he got the 13 goals for the club in the PL next season, wouldn’t that be far far better than the only 1 goal that Saka scored for Arsenal in the PL last season? I think in truth, Arsenal should sign Benrahman this summer who could improved on his goals scoring rate for Arsenal when he comes to the club. And let the club loan out Nelson this summer who didn’t show any pedigree in many goals scoring for Arsenal last season.

  7. Tameh says:

    This Benrahma guy reminds me so much of a certain Eden Hazard in a Chelsea jersey. Their style of play are very similar. He’s a good player with potentials of becoming great. My opinion is get him at once. Never reject an upgrade because you have quantity, remember there’s always room for improvement and this guy oozes improvement. Get him ASAP and ship out Nelson on loan, he isn’t ready yet to withstand the premier league.

    1. Sue says:

      Noticed you said Chelsea jersey and not Real Madrid 😉😂

      1. Tameh says:

        It’s all there to be seen Sue.. Hazard left his hazardous footballing skills in Stamford bridge 🤣🤣🤣

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