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Aaron Ramsdale mocks David Raya situation amid Arsenal transfer speculation

Joe Adams

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Aaron Ramsdale mocks David Raya situation amid Arsenal transfer speculation

Aaron Ramsdale has made light of his ongoing rivalry with David Raya for the No. 1 spot at Arsenal.

Raya, who joined the Gunners on loan from Brentford during the summer, has since displaced Ramsdale position in the starting line-up.

Mikel Arteta has publicly insisted that he will continue to rotate the pair, but separate reports have claimed the Spaniard sees Raya as his first choice between the sticks.

That has led to speculation that Ramsdale could leave the Emirates, with London rivals Chelsea thought to be interested in signing him.

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Meanwhile, the England international poked fun at the situation on Monday during training, as he ran after Raya and joked: "It's alright lads. I'm here. We're together."

You can watch the clip below.

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The light-hearted comment follows Raya's erratic performance during Arsenal's 2-2 draw with Chelsea on Saturday, where he was at fault for Mykhailo Mudryk's goal that gave the Blues' a 2-0 lead shortly after half-time.

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Speaking during Sky Sports' coverage of the game, Gar Neville offered a scathing assessment of the Spaniard's performance.

He declared: "David Raya started his Arsenal career well but then he had a poor Champions League game [against Lens] followed by that first half against Manchester City.

"Now, this game. It's getting hot for him. He's got that look on his face like, 'help'. It's the toughest position to play and certainly when you're at one of the biggest clubs in the league, you're under the most amount of scrutiny - particularly if you're a goalkeeper.

"Mikel Arteta has created that, let's be clear with the Ramsdale and Raya situation. It's unusual but he says it can work. I've never believed it could, and I believe we're seeing in front of our eyes the challenges that exists because now, there is going to be pressure."

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"Aaron Ramsdale hadn't done a lot wrong at the start of the season. Raya has now started to make mistakes."

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Featured Image Credit: Getty & Twitter @iOkmm

Topics: Arsenal, Aaron Ramsdale, Football, Premier League, Chelsea

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