Can Arsenal afford to spent £40 million for a backup goalkeeper

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Arsenal fans are patiently watching the transfer rumor mill to see who might be manager Mikel Arteta’s next acquisition this summer. This follows on from the arrivals of West Ham United’s Declan Rice, Chelsea’s Kai Havertz and Ajax’s Jurrien Timber.

There are still names in the frame, although at this moment in time it feels like there are not any ready to conclude, but over the weekend our reported interest in Brentford goalkeeper David Raya spiked slightly, as their gaffer went public with a £40 million fee.

For those fans who like a flutter, they will be paying attention to the betting odds here. There is still plenty of time on the transfer market for Arteta to make further acquisitions. This will further increase their odds of reaching one step further in the 2023/24 campaign and actually lifting the title again. They were after all, 40/1 before a ball was kicked in August 2022, and the other month their odds for the year ahead were shorted from 9/1 to 6/1 based on Rice news alone. More high profile signings that bolster the whole group could see further movement. Currently, you can get up to £30 in free bets if you use this bet365 UK bonus code provided by BritishGambler.

Given the performances of current No 1 Aaron Ramsdale last season, there will certainly be those Gooners out there who feel that £40 million would be heavily inflated. In addition, given the slight differences between the two, Ramsdale’s development pathway remains the best given he is the younger player.

“Like everything it’s a negotiation. I would love to get £40m. That’s what he’s worth. I think he’s one of the best keepers, he was one of the four best keepers in the Premier League last season, so what is the price? And Kane you’re talking one year left and £150m. The keeper is at his best age I think. But anyway a good thing I am not negotiating. That is for Phil Giles and Matthew Benham and Arsenal. I just take care of the coaching.”

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