Fri 22 September 2023 | 17:51

Bernd Leno Criticizes Arteta's Controversial Goalkeeper Swap

Leno, in an interview with The Times, criticized Arteta's choice, emphasizing the importance of consistency in the goalkeeper position.


Bernd Leno, the former Arsenal goalkeeper, has expressed his disagreement with Mikel Arteta's recent decision to bench Aaron Ramsdale in favor of David Raya for the matches against Everton and PSV Eindhoven. Ramsdale had been a consistent presence in the Arsenal lineup during the 2022/23 season. However, Arteta opted for the Spanish goalkeeper Raya for these important fixtures, a move that has sparked controversy within the football community.

Leno argued that a stable relationship between a manager and a goalkeeper takes time to develop and that changing goalkeepers based on specific match circumstances is not an ideal approach.

Arteta, on the other hand, praised Ramsdale for his professionalism and support despite being benched. He indicated that the decision for the upcoming North London derby against Tottenham Hotspur is still open, keeping the competition alive.

As Ramsdale aims to reclaim his starting role, he faces a tough challenge with David Raya impressively keeping two clean sheets in his first two appearances for Arsenal since joining the team. The goalkeeper situation at Arsenal remains a topic of intrigue as the season progresses.

source: SportMob

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