Mikel Arteta defended his decision to replace Aaron Ramsdale with David Raya for Arsenal’s 1-0 victory over Everton, anticipating more frequent goalkeeper changes in the future. Raya, on loan from Brentford, made his Arsenal debut.
Arteta defending goalkeeper switch
However, this had little to do as Arsenal dominated the match, with Leandro Trossard scoring the winning goal. Arteta expressed his satisfaction with the team’s performance but lamented the focus on his goalkeeper choice.
He emphasized that both Ramsdale and Raya would be used throughout the season, revealing regrets about not making similar substitutions during crucial moments last season. The Arsenal boss encouraged using all available talents in the squad, regardless of the competition.