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Arsenal vs Sevilla: David Raya expected to start for Arsenal

Goalkeeper David Raya is expected to stand in goal for Arsenal's Champions League match against Sevilla at Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan on Tuesday.

Goalkeeper David Raya is expected to stand in goal for Arsenal’s Champions League match against Sevilla at Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan on Tuesday.

Previous Loss to Lens

In their previous Group B fixture, Arsenal suffered a loss to Lens, prompting discussions around their performance and key player choices.

Raya’s Recent Selection

David Raya has been favored over last season’s first-choice goalkeeper, Aaron Ramsdale, in recent weeks. 

However, his form has raised questions after he was at fault for Mykhailo Mudryk’s goal in a 2-2 draw against Chelsea.

Pressure on Raya

Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta addressed concerns about Raya’s performance, mentioning that he hasn’t observed the goalkeeper struggling with increased attention since his move from Brentford. 

Arteta emphasized the inherent pressure of playing for a big club like Arsenal, where consistent excellence is expected. 

He acknowledged that competition within the squad, with someone like Ramsdale pushing for the starting role, contributes to the ongoing debate and competition within the team.

Ramsdale’s Absence

Aaron Ramsdale was notably absent from the Arsenal squad in the match against Chelsea over the weekend due to the birth of his son. 

This development further adds to the intrigue and discussions surrounding the goalkeeping position at Arsenal.

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