Arsenal fan Piers Morgan urges Mikel Arteta to make U-turn and axe David Raya for Aaron Ramsdale
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Arsenal fan Piers Morgan urges Mikel Arteta to make U-turn and axe David Raya for Aaron Ramsdale

Nov 7, 2023

Piers Morgan wants Mikel Arteta to bring Aaron Ramsdale back into the Arsenal team and axe David Raya.

The 28-year-old Spaniard joined Arsenal on a season-long loan in the summer from Brentford, but has not won the fans over.

Raya has been Arteta's first choice goalkeeper since joining from Brentford

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Raya has been Arteta’s first choice goalkeeper since joining from BrentfordCredit: Getty
Ramsdale was dropped to the bench just four games into the season

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Ramsdale was dropped to the bench just four games into the seasonCredit: Getty

Raya put in another shaky performance in the Gunners 1-0 defeat to Newcastle on Saturday and has been questioned following his displays.

Arteta has made it clear he sees the Spain international as the Gunners’ No.1 ahead of Ramsdale.

Morgan has forever questioned the decision to replace the England international with Raya, claiming he does not see him as an upgrade.

“I still don’t get the [David] Raya thing in goal,” Morgan told talkSPORT.

“On the goal that should never have been allowed, he made yet another cock-up.

Aaron Ramsdale is watching week after week. Is Raya showing anyone he is an upgrade from Ramsdale? I don’t think he is.

“I think unfortunately all the pressure was created entirely by Arteta, who said he was going to have two number ones.

“Nobody believed that when he said it, and it is clear he thinks Raya is his number one.

“I don’t think most Arsenal fans look at this situation still confident in our goalkeeper.

How Ramsdale and Raya's stats stack up this season

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How Ramsdale and Raya’s stats stack up this season

“So he [Mikel Arteta] has managed to destabilise the goalkeeper situation; he hasn’t bought a world-class striker, and I think these are big question marks on Arteta.

“If he really looked at last season when we choked the title and thought, how do we go and win the title?

“Getting Declan Rice was brilliant, but he did not get a striker, and he has cocked-up the goalkeeper thing.

Raya put in another shaky performance against Newcastle

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Raya put in another shaky performance against NewcastleCredit: getty

“Personally, I would bring back Ramsdale with a point to prove. I think he is a better goalkeeper.

“I don’t care what fancy footwork Raya does; if he can’t stop goals, then I am afraid he should not be in goal.

“The primary function of a goalkeeper is to stop goals from being scored, not to play like Zinedine Zidane.”


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