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David Raya wins Premier League Golden Glove

David Raya - winner of the 2023/24 Golden Glove

After keeping a clean sheet in our 3-0 win against Bournemouth, David Raya is the outright winner of the 2023/24 Premier League’s Golden Glove.

Our shot-stopper has now registered 15 clean sheets in 30 league matches this season following his move from Brentford in August, meaning he has clinched the silverware with two games left to add to his total.

His nearest rival for the prize was Jordan Pickford who has kept 12 shutouts for Everton this term, but as the Toffees only have two matches remaining the England keeper cannot catch David in the rankings.

10 of David’s clean sheets have come in 15 matches since the turn of the year, helping to maintain our Premier League title push.

The achievement is made all the more special given he missed the first four matches of the campaign after swapping the Bees for us, and kept the first of his blanks debuting against Everton in September. He also missed both matches against Brentford as he was ineligible to play against his former club.

It is the third time a Gunners keeper has won the accolade, which was introduced in 2004/05. Wojciech Szczesny’s 16 clean sheets in 2013/14 saw him tie with Chelsea’s Petr Cech, while following his move to north London Cech was the winner two seasons later when he also recorded 16.

Goal of the month

Timber's strike wins Emirates Goal of the Month

Jurrien Timber's superb strike in his comeback game against Blackburn Rovers under-21s has won our Emirates Goal of the Month for April.

The Dutch defender's much-anticipated return following his ACL injury couldn't have gone much better as he got back out onto the field for the first time since August, and made an eye-catching impression by finding the net just seven minutes into the game at Ewood Park.

He collected the ball on the edge of the hosts' area, and after chopping back inside to confuse a defender, he set himself up to curl a powerful right-footed strike towards goal, which kissed the corner of post and bar on its way into the net to make it look even more spectacular.

Reflecting on his goalscoring return, Jurrien remarked: “It’s been eight months, it’s been a long time and it's hard to put into words how I feel. Just being out there feels amazing, and even now it feels strange. But I feel happy and blessed to be out there and it’s nice to score a goal as well.”

"Even that felt strange. I didn’t quite register it at first, probably because I don’t score a lot of goals. Maybe that's changed after all the rehab! But it felt amazing and a reward for all the hard work.”

Take a look at all our other best strikes from April across our men's, women's and academy sides below:

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