Arsenal supervisor Mikel Arteta has created an issue with the David Raya and Aaron Ramsdale state of affairs on the north London membership, former Manchester United defender Gary Neville believes.
Raya got here into the Arsenal staff in September and has been most popular to Ramsdale ever since, however the Spanish goalkeeper made a nasty mistake within the Champions League loss to Lens not too long ago and seemed uncomfortable once more in a troublesome first half in opposition to Manchester Metropolis.
Again within the staff for Saturday’s go to to Chelsea, Raya was at fault once more as he misjudged a Mykhailo Mudryk cross for the Blues’ second aim within the 2-2 draw at Stamford Bridge.
Arsenal followers responded by singing Ramsdale’s title and Arteta now faces a dilemma as a result of whereas he might favor Raya, however the Spaniard is presently not performing on the required stage.
“David Raya began his Arsenal profession nicely however then he had a poor Champions League recreation adopted by that first half in opposition to Manchester Metropolis,” Nevile mentioned on Sky Sports activities commentary.
“Now, this recreation. It is getting sizzling for him. He is acquired that look on his face like, ‘assist’. It is the hardest place to play and definitely once you’re at one of many greatest golf equipment within the league, you are beneath essentially the most quantity of scrutiny – significantly for those who’re a goalkeeper.
After the sport, Arteta was requested in regards to the followers singing for Ramsdale and replied that he was blissful, saying he loves the English worldwide.
Now, he’s prone to face rising calls to reinstate Ramsdale, whereas maintaining each blissful might show troublesome.
“Mikel Arteta has created that, let’s be clear with the Ramsdale and Raya state of affairs,” Neville mentioned.
“It is uncommon however he says it could actually work. I’ve by no means believed it may, and I imagine we’re seeing in entrance of our eyes the challenges that exist as a result of now, there may be going to be strain.
“Aaron Ramsdale hadn’t accomplished lots fallacious at the beginning of the season. Raya has now began to make errors.”
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