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Arsenal have been interested in Brentford star David Raya despite the signing of Runar Alex Runarsson in the transfer window. The Icelander has joined from Dijon to replace the outgoing Emiliano Martinez, who signed for Aston Villa.

Arsenal still hold an interest in David Raya, even though they have signed goalkeeper Runar Alex Runarsson.

However, any further talks will only be planned if other transfers go through.

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The Gunners moved to replace Emiliano Martinez quickly in the window after signing Iceland international Runarsson.

Aston Villa signed the Arsenal No. 2 for £20m and he has already gone someway to repaying them with a penalty save and clean sheet on his debut against Sheffield United.

Brentford star Raya is also in their sights and a £10m bid was planned before the arrival of the Icelandic stopper.

The Spaniard had been keen on joining the north London outfit but the Bees had no interest in letting him go.

Regardless, Arsenal have retained an interest in Raya and will ramp up their efforts to sign him in Matt Macey leaves, report Football London.

“My focus is to go and find games wherever I can. The club are keen for me to go and play and be successful, wherever that may be and whether that is on a loan or a permanent deal.

“I am desperate to get back to that [Plymouth] environment again. It was a tough season but I got a lot out of it, personally.

“Being a massive part of the team and having that responsibility on my shoulders — that is the sort of challenge I want to face every morning when I wake up. Not having that in the last 12 months has been incredibly frustrating and I have had to find new ways to stay motivated.”

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