Arteta receives boost as two reported Arsenal targets left out of matchday squad

It seems as though Mikel Arteta has received a bit of a transfer boost because two reported Arsenal targets – David Raya and Said Benrahma – were left out of yesterday’s matchday squad.

Brentford were in EFL Cup action against Wycombe, with Thomas Frank leaving out the duo, who have a host of top-flight clubs searching for their signature.


Debuts for @ivantoney24 and @Charlieegoode today@lukedaniels88 captains the side#BrentfordFC #BREWYC

— Brentford FC (@BrentfordFC) September 6, 2020

90 Min did previously claim that Arsenal are planning a double raid of the Championship club, with Brentford open in listening to offers for their players.

It’s good news for Arsenal because it’s quite clear that it’s just a case of putting the right money on the table and then agreeing terms with the duo.

It could be argued that Arteta doesn’t need another shot-stopper because Bernd Leno was previously his number one, but Emiliano Martinez has done a terrific job ever since stepping in.

Martinez’s performances in North London haven’t gone unnoticed, with Goal reporting that if he doesn’t start against Fulham next week then he will look…