SPECIAL UPDATE: Aaron Ramsdale Return date has been revealed….

Aaron Ramsdale was once again an unused substitute for an Arsenal game as Mikel Arteta stuck with David Raya for the the 2-1 win over Sevilla on Tuesday night

Thus, Mikel Arteta rejected calls to bring David Raya back and remove him from the firing line for Arsenal’s Champions League match against Sevilla, meaning that the team’s 2-2 draw with Chelsea did not mark a turning point for Aaron Ramsdale.

After joining on a season-long loan from Brentford, the Spaniard—who was the Gunners’ fourth and last summer transfer window addition—became the team’s first choice goalkeeper after making his debut against Everton following the September international break.

There have been a few shaky moments on his part despite keeping clean sheets against the Toffees, PSV Eindhoven, Bournemouth, and Manchester City. Some have been expensive—the equalizer by RC Lens comes to mind right away—but he also had a few fortunate moments in the 1-0 victory over the Premier League champions.

There is a call for Ramsdale to take back his position as a result of this and the events that transpired at Stamford Bridge last weekend. It makes sense that there is still discussion about this issue because, as Arteta has stated, the competition to be Arsenal’s top player is a meritocracy.

The travelling supporters inside the stadium voiced their opinions about Raya’s play against Chelsea by chanting Ramsdale’s name as soon as Raya, playing free of pressure, played the ball straight out to Cole Palmer but recovered in time to save his mistake from being punished.

When asked about the response during the post-game press conference, Arteta chose to highlight the fact that Ramsdale had recently become a father, which explained his absence from the matchday squad, rather than drawing any parallels to Raya.

Amazing. Every day, I will sing for him because I love him,” the head of the Gunners told reporters. “He became a father yesterday, which is the most beautiful thing, so we sang a lot for him. He is adored by everyone on the team because of his charm and personality.”

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Honestly, a recall was never likely, even with Ramsdale travelling to Seville. First of all, Raya’s aggressiveness in chasing crosses made the game ideal for him, and the stakes were high enough for Arsenal to control their own destiny in terms of moving on to the knockout stages.

In the end, the Spaniard’s inclusion in the starting lineup against Sevilla wasn’t shocking, but the football community will disagree with his performance.gave him a 6/10 rating, saying, “We saw the good and the bad of David Raya tonight,” in reference to our Chief Arsenal Writer Kaya Kaynak.

Nevertheless, he did nothing to merit being left out of Saturday’s Premier League matchup at home against Sheffield United. If Ramsdale is healthy, he will have to watch the game from the sidelines, which could be upsetting because it is against his old team.

Still, he will soon have his opportunities. Next week is the Carabao Cup matchup with West Ham United. In addition, he is guaranteed, if he is available for selection, to start in goal against Brentford on November 25 due to Premier League loan rules that prohibit a player from playing against his parent club. Raya will not be eligible, unlike when the two teams met in the cup last month.

This could result in an intriguing situation, particularly

 

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