Piers Morgan blasts Mikel Arteta for humiliating Aaron Ramsdale by starting David Raya against Everton

David Raya made his Arsenal debut over Aaron Ramsdale against Everton.


Piers Morgan blasts Mikel Arteta for humiliating Aaron Ramsdale by starting David Raya against Everton

(L-R) Mikel Arteta, Piers Morgan, Aaron Ramsdale (Source: MirrorUK)

English journalist Piers Morgan expressed his sentiments on Aaron Ramsdale being dropped from the Arsenal team. He called the treatment of the English goalkeeper ‘humiliating’ as he blasted off on Mikel Arteta. Even though Arsenal managed to scrape a narrow 1-0 victory over Everton, it wasn’t enough for the dissatisfied Morgan.

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Arteta’s decision to start David Raya, who is on loan from Brentford, raised several eyebrows. This was solely due to Ramsdale’s stunning displays as the brick wall of the London Team. Many fans opposed Ramsdale warming the bench after the Spanish goalkeeper debuted at Goodison Park.

Arsenal are set to face PSV Eindhoven, which suggested a tactical rest to their number 1 choice keeper. However, Ramsdale was not the only high-profile name not playing today, as Kai Havertz couldn’t find a place. The expensive player from Chelsea is yet to find momentum for Arsenal, and Fabio Viera started the match over him.

Fortunately for Arsenal, Arteta defended his choices, articulating squad rotation as his strategy behind such bizarre moves. Morgan’s criticism of Arsenal has irked a few debates on social media between fans and pundits. Nonetheless, as long as the Spaniard continues to get the desired results for the club, these concerns will only remain minute details in their eventual success story.

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Arsenal secured its first victory at Goodison Park since 2017

With 10 points from their opening four matches, Arsenal have been in good form and hope to carry that momentum. Arsenal cannot afford to drop points as Manchester City, Liverpool, and Tottenham have set the early pace in the league.

Leandro Trossard after scoring for Arsenal.
Leandro Trossard after scoring for Arsenal (Source: Sports Illustrated)

The match ended in a 1-0 victory for Arsenal, with Leandro Trossard scoring the decisive goal. This victory marks Arsenal’s first win at Goodison Park since 2017, breaking a jinx that had haunted them. The match saw Trossard, a £20 million signing, showcasing his quality and versatility.

In post-match interviews, Dyche expressed disappointment with Everton’s attacking performance, while Arteta praised Arsenal’s solid play and intelligence on the field. The Gunners‘ win solidifies their position in the league, while the Toffees continue to search for their first Premier League win of the season.

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