‘Hopefully, This Is True’ ‘Horrible Move. Both Tactically And Morally’ Fans React As Arsenal Star Faces Axe

‘Hopefully, This Is True’ ‘Horrible Move. Both Tactically And Morally’ Fans React As Arsenal Star Faces Axe

Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta is giving “serious consideration” to starting David Raya ahead of Aaron Ramsdale in upcoming fixtures, according to the Daily Mail.

The Spaniard has impressed the Gunners boss in training, particularly with his distribution and there is a good chance that he will be given an extended run in the first team very soon.

Fans on X have been discussing the implications for Ramsdale and whether it is fair to drop the 25-year-old from the starting lineup:

The writing is on the wall for Ramsdale

Ever since the rumours first surfaced that Arsenal were looking to bring in Raya, it has raised questions about Ramsdale’s future as the club’s number one.

Raya was originally Arsenal’s top goalkeeper target even before Ramsdale was signed from Sheffield United, with coach Inaki Cana known to be a big fan.

After finally making the switch to the Emirates this summer, it was only a matter of time before Raya was given his chance.

When could Raya make his first start for Arsenal?

The international break could be seen as the best time to swap keepers, which could mean Raya gets the nod to play against Everton in the Gunners’ next fixture.

However, a debut versus the Toffees may not be the wisest of decisions, considering how difficult away games at Goodison Park can be. The first Champions League group match against PSV Eindhoven may be the likelier option.

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David Tully

David Tully

David has worked as a football reporter for the last fifteen years. Having started as an intern at Snack Media, he then went on to become a freelancer, working on various different sites. At the start of 2023, he took up his current role as content writer for National World's Football News Network.