Thomas Franks reacts to Arsenal making quick decision on David Raya transfer
The goalkeeper is currently on loan.
Thomas Frank admits he would be surprised if David Raya hasn’t played his last game for Brentford.
Raya’s start to his Arsenal career hasn’t been straightforward with the 28-year-old having committed a string of high-profile erros.
‘I know David inside out and I know what he’s capable of,’ said Brentford manager Frank ahead of Saturday’s game against Asenal.
‘It would be a surprise if he hasn’t [played his last Brentford game]. One of the things that always impressed me is his mentality.
‘If he makes a mistake, then he moves on quickly which is a huge skillset.’
Raya is not eligible to play against his parent club tomorrow as per the terms of his loan deal which will afford Aaron Ramsdale the chance to play a Premier League match for the first time since September 3.
Asked if he had detected an uplift in Ramsdale’s mood ahead of what will represent his first Premier League appearance since September 3, Arteta said: ‘No, I think every player is willing to play. They’re all excited to play.
‘They’re always expecting to play. Sometimes there’s disappointment the day before or a few hours before the match, but every player is willing to play.’
‘Hopefully he doesn’t need to stop two penalties and he does have an amazing game,’ Arteta added when asked if would retain his place against Lens in midweek should he save two penalties against Brentford.
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