Aaron Ramsdale DROPPED by Arteta just days after starring for England as loanee David Raya makes first Arsenal start

AARON RAMSDALE has been dropped from Arsenal’s starting line-up ahead of today’s match against Everton.

The England international has been replaced by summer signing David Raya.

ReutersRamsdale has been named on the bench for Arsenal[/caption]

GettyRaya starts for the Gunners against Everton[/caption]

Raya, 28, joined the Gunners on a season-long loan from Brentford last month.

Arsenal have a £27million option to buy the Spaniard at the end of the 2023-24 campaign if he succeeds at the Emirates Stadium this season.

The goalkeeper has not started a game for Arsenal until today.

Mikel Arteta has favoured first-choice shot-stopper Aaron Ramsdale in every match so far this season.

Raya is one of two changes to Arteta’s starting line-up from Arsenal’s 3-1 win over Manchester United.

Fabio Vieira starts in midfield, with Kai Havertz moving to the bench.

Many fans criticised Havertz for his first-half performance against Man Utd earlier this month.

The Germany international squandered a huge chance for the Gunners with a wild miskick just a few yards out from goal.

Joining Vieira and Raya in Arsenal’s starting line-up are Ben White, William Saliba, Gabriel Magalhaes and Oleksandr Zinchenko in defence.

Declan Rice and Martin Odegaard join the Portugal international with midfield with Bukayo Saka, Gabriel Martinelli and Eddie Nketiah as the front three.


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