The goalkeeper let in three goals, allowing Luton to secure a 3-2 lead in the second half, notably with Ross Barkley’s goal highlighting the shot stopper’s mistake. Nonetheless, Arteta declined to address the Spaniard’s performance when speaking to the media afterward.
When asked to comment on Raya’s performance, Arteta diverted, saying, “I was so happy for the team. I have spoken to all of them, they are so happy they are jumping around.”
Raya’s performance is expected to reignite discussions about his place in the team. Many supporters have been advocating for Aaron Ramsdale’s return as the primary goalkeeper, citing his perceived reliability, while Raya has faced criticism for multiple errors since joining Arsenal on loan from Brentford.
Arteta seems resolute in his choice to keep Raya as the starting goalkeeper when facing Aston Villa at the weekend. The team from North London aims to extend their winning streak to seven matches in all competitions in Saturday’s game.
David Raya Martin
This season he played in total 10 times for 900 minutes for Premier League.
He made 15 saves and conceded 10 goals. He received no yellow cards and no red cards.
Arsenal performance and stats
In the last 15 games, it has won 11 times, drawn 3 times, and lost once. In its last match, Arsenal won 3-4 against Luton Town.
It has a positive goal difference after scoring 33 goals and conceding 14.