Arsenal ready to spend £10m on transfer for Brentford stopper David Raya with Emiliano Martinez set for exit

ARSENAL are ready to up their bid for Brentford keeper David Raya.

The Gunners will go as high as £10million for the Spaniard, who would be Bernd Leno’s back-up.

Brentford may sell as Raya — who turns 25 on Tuesday — is keen on the chance of Prem football.

His arrival would also allow Arsenal to clear Emiliano Martinez’s move to Aston Villa.

The Bees plan to look at Charlton’s Dillon Phillips as a replacement.

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Martinez was left out of Mikel Arteta’s squad for Saturday’s 3-0 victory over Fulham as he closes in on a move to Aston Villa.

The stopper, 28, was heading to Birmingham to undergo his medical.

And if he passes, as expected, his signing will be announced by Villa imminently in a £20million deal.

The Argentinian has agreed a long-term contract believed to be worth around £60,000-a-week to join Dean Smith’s team.

Martinez was a revelation between the sticks for the Gunners last season.

He was brought into Arteta's side after the restart when Bernd Leno suffered a long-term injury.

The stopper went on the star as the North Londoners won the FA Cup in August.

And he kept his place ahead of Leno for the recent penalty shoot-out victory over Liverpool.

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