David Raya says Aaron Ramsdale should “struggle for the group” if he returns to the Arsenal facet after displacing his rival for the No 1 shirt.
Ramsdale’s run of beginning each Premier League sport since March 2022 was abruptly ended on Sunday when he was changed by Raya for Arsenal’s 1-0 win at Everton.
Raya, who was signed on mortgage from Brentford this summer season, retained his place for Arsenal’s first Champions League sport since 2017 because the Gunners thrashed PSV 4-0 on Wednesday.
Requested about Mikel Arteta’s choice to advertise him to the beginning XI, Raya stated: “That is his selection, it is not my selection.
“If Aaron comes again in he must struggle for the group and to win video games.
“I feel it is the primary time that two high goalies are on the identical group. That is simply a part of soccer now.
“The gaffer needs two high gamers for every place and that is what we now have to work with.”
Raya stated he has been given no ensures over beginning Arsenal’s subsequent sport – the north London derby at residence to Tottenham on Sunday, stay on Sky Sports activities.
“I performed the final two video games and I do not know what is going on to occur on Sunday,” he stated.
Arteta: I remorse not subbing ‘keepers in video games
When explaining his reasoning for dropping Ramsdale after the win at Everton, Arteta stated he handled the goalkeeping place as some other – even to the purpose the place he has thought of altering goalkeepers halfway by means of video games.
“It is the identical rationale as to why Fabio (Vieira) and Gabby [Jesus] performed,” he stated. “I have not had a single query about why Gabriel hasn’t been beginning. He has gained extra trophies than anyone else in that dressing room, together with me.
“I would like Aaron to react the identical as Gabriel Jesus. The identical as Kai Havertz, as Takehiro Tomiyasu. Precisely the identical. We play with 11 gamers, not 10 plus one.
“I am a extremely younger supervisor – I have been within the job three and a half years. I’ve few regrets however one among them is that on two events, I felt after 60 minutes and 85 minutes of two video games on this interval to vary the goalkeeper in that second.
“I did not do it. I did not have the braveness to do it. However I will take a winger or striker and put a centre-back on to play a again 5 to carry on to a outcome. We drew these video games and I used to be so sad.
“Somebody goes to do it and possibly that is unusual. However why not? Inform me why not. You might have all of the qualities in one other goalkeeper to do one thing. You need to change the momentum. Do it.
“It is a remorse that I’ve. Now my feeling is to get everyone engaged, that they must play whatever the competitors. That is my message.
“We adapt to our qualities that our gamers have and attempt to play to their strengths. There are video games to do sure issues, video games to do different issues.
“For my part it was actually necessary towards Everton, and it was actually necessary to learn the group.”