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David Raya to push for Arsenal transfer as Emiliano Martinez nears exit Advertisement Metro Sport ReporterFriday 11 Sep 2020 8:35 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link1.7kShares Raya helped Brentford to the Championship Playoff final, though they were beaten by Fulham (Getty)Martinez, meanwhile, looks set to be granted his wish to play regular first-team football by moving to Aston Villa after Dean Smith’s side lodged a £15million offer.The Gunners are still holding out for a bigger fee – closer to £20m – and would hope to spend less than half of that on signing Raya as his replacement, allowing the rest of the funds to be used to strengthen other areas of the pitch.MORE: Edu sends honest transfer message to Arsenal fans amid Houssem Aouar and Thomas Partey rumoursMORE: Nigel Winterburn warns Arsenal they should only sell Emiliano Martinez on one conditionFollow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.For more stories like this, check our sport page. Advertisement The Gunners want to sign the Brentford keeper as Bernd Leno’s backup (Picture: Getty Images)Brentford goalkeeper David Raya is eager to join Arsenal this summer and his agent has made it clear they will do everything possible to try and secure a move to the Emirates.With the Gunners set to cash in on the impressive Emiliano Martinez – who is on the verge of joining Aston Villa – that leaves Mikel Arteta in need of a new backup option behind number one keeper Bernd Leno.Arsenal have set their sights on Raya, who has impressed in the Championship for Brentford, though the Bees have no desire to sell. Comment Arsenal will cash in on Martinez and want Raya as his replacement (Picture: Getty)But the Spanish shot-stopper is desperate to make the step up to the Premier League with Arsenal and is even prepared to hand in a transfer request to secure a move.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTRaya’s agent, Jaume Monell, confirmed to Spanish newspaper Sport that Arsenal have lodged a proposal for the keeper, but Brentford are refusing to negotiate and feel they hold all the cards with the 24-year-old contracted until 2023.If they continue to play hardball, Raya will try and force the move with Monell saying they ‘will do what is necessary’ to secure a move to Arsenal.More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing ArsenalArteta is a big fan of compatriot Raya, who counts as a homegrown player having left Spain at the age of 16 to join Blackburn Rovers.Arsenal’s goalkeeping coach Inaki Cana also knows Raya well, having worked with him at Brentford before being poached by the Gunners, and he would be keen on a reunion in north London.
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Facebook3Tweet0Pin0 Submitted by Furniture Works Photo Courtesy of Furniture WorksAs the name suggests, ‘Modern Furniture’ is furniture of our times that is comfortable, affordable, and stylish to match modern tastes and perspectives. Technically speaking, the phrase Modern Furniture refers to furniture from the latter half of the 20th century and on into contemporary styles of today.A microscopic view of this kind of furniture reveals that designers more often than not use the phrase for furnishings manufactured in the 50s and 60s in post world war II America, and to a lesser extent in Europe. This type of furniture is quite experimental in nature; use of curvilinear shapes, integrated modular elements and understated monochromatic color schemes is common and is very different from the more traditional rounds, squares and rectangles.When you decide on redecorating the house with modern furniture, some key things need to be kept in mind:Have a game-plan ready before you even set foot inside a home furnishings store.Photo Courtesy of Furniture WorksMeasurements of rooms and photographs help a lot in visualizing the furniture in its final destination while shopping. Having wall paint samples and carpet may be helpful if you are looking at changing only the furniture.Each element in the room has to be treated almost like a sculpture with an almost ‘museum like’ look. You can experiment with highlighting art by placing sculptures on columns or pedestals. Uncluttered furniture arrangement which forms the framework for home décor is the underlying objective.Bold statements with both furniture and accessories are an apt definition for Modern Furnishing. Ruffles, floral, carved details, traditional shapes are usually a no go.Note that Modern Furniture includes styles like Southwest, Lifestyle, Lacquers, Euro-look, Retro (50’s), and Art Deco. So just go ahead and experiment!While deciding on fabric, remember that Modern fabrics tend to have lots of design and color-change in their appearance. Here a degree of creativity might help in visualizing the complete set.Photo Courtesy of Furniture WorksModern accent tables may use a variety of material like metal, glass, stonework as well as wood. Choose well in order to have a synchronous furnished outcome.Where lamps and accessories are concerned, remember that fine lines are a hallmark of modern look. A gaudy or heavy look is certainly not modern.Mostly Modern Styles use geometric lines and well-matched colors to add an air of neatness to the whole look and feel of the room. For additional impact make sure the room(s) have lots of natural light and plenty of space. Cove lighting and washing walls with light are other options to be explored.And lastly, do remember you’re the person who has to live with what you decide upon now. Have fun shopping!