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Arteta fires back at those debating David Raya vs Aaron Ramsdale quality

Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta has for the first time commented on the debate going on about the quality of Aaron Ramsdale and David Raya.

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Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta has praised the quality of goalkeeper Aaron Ramsdale following his impressive performance in the Carabao Cup game against Brentford. Ramsdale, who had been replaced by new signing David Raya as the first-choice goalkeeper in the last two games, proved his worth with a standout display.

When asked about Ramsdale’s quality after the match, Arteta responded via Football.London, “I don’t think I’m the one to answer the question about Aaron Ramsdale’s quality because I’m the person who signed him when no one else believed in him.” This statement highlights Arteta’s faith in Ramsdale and his belief that he possesses exceptional abilities.

Arsenal currently sits in fifth position on the Premier League table with 14 points. Their recent victory over Brentford in the Carabao Cup third round secured their progression to the next round of the competition. The team will now shift their focus to their upcoming Premier League fixture against Bournemouth at Vitality Stadium on Saturday.

Ramsdale’s performance against Brentford showcased his talent and potential as a top-class goalkeeper. His shot-stopping abilities and command of his area were evident throughout the game, earning him praise from both fans and pundits alike. Despite being temporarily displaced as Arsenal’s first-choice keeper, Ramsdale demonstrated his determination and resilience by delivering an outstanding performance when given an opportunity.

Arteta’s comments reflect his belief in Ramsdale’s abilities and highlight his role in bringing him to Arsenal. The manager’s decision to sign Ramsdale despite skepticism from others demonstrates Arteta’s confidence in his judgment and ability to identify talent.

As Arsenal prepares for their upcoming Premier League clash against Bournemouth, Arteta will have a selection dilemma regarding who should start between the posts. With both Ramsdale and Raya showcasing their skills, it will be interesting to see whom Arteta chooses as his first-choice goalkeeper moving forward.

Regardless of who starts, Arsenal can take comfort in knowing they have two talented goalkeepers competing for a place in the team. This healthy competition will undoubtedly push both players to perform at their best and provide Arteta with options depending on form and fitness.

Hello there, Am Mumbere Ausbel from Uganda and I am a writer at Arsenal True Fans and I love watching football matches so much because it's my favourite sport. I am an optimistic person who usually likes to look at the good side of everything.

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