Mikel Arteta’s tight-lipped response to David Raya’s tough Luton game

Mikel Arteta showed reluctance to address queries regarding goalkeeper David Raya following his mistake during Arsenal's 4-3 victory over Luton on Tuesday.

Mikel Arteta Refuses To Comment On David Raya's Performance
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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

David Raya Martin

Goalkeaper

SpainSpain

Age: 29

183 cm

80 kg

Season 2023/2024
Played 20 5 Missed
Saves 1 0.1 Avg
Punches 0 0.0 Avg
Pen Saved 0 0.0 Avg

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.

His team is currently 1st in Premier League. In the last match Arsenal won 4-3 against Luton Town. The next match in Premier League will be against Aston Villa.

Arsenal performance and stats

Arsenal

Manager: Mikel Arteta
Rank 3rd
Win 17
Draw 4
Loss 4
Goals 58-22
Diff 36

Arsenal is currently 1st in the Premier League with 36 points.

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.​

Arsenal will play the next match in Premier League against Aston Villa on Saturday 9th of December in Birmingham. The prediction is Arsenal winning the match.​