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Gary Neville says its getting tough for David Raya at Arsenal

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Gary Neville claims that it is getting hot for David Raya at Arsenal to deliver game by game. Former Manchester United man Neville had his say on Raya after Chelsea clash. The Gunners went 2-0 down at Stamford Bridge but somehow managed to extract a point in the end by a 2-2 draw. Raya was caught out by a cross from Mykhailo Mudryk for the second Chelsea goal. Moreover, he looked under pressure with the ball at his feet.

Speaking in the commentrary box during the game, Neville said Raya looks like a keeper who ‘need’ help.

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

Speaking on his podcast, Neville also said,

“So even though it looks like there’s competition for places in the goalkeeping positon, it won’t last long this. The maximum this will last is a season because the goalkeeper who is not playing or is feeling hard done to will leave.

“I don’t think it can work, and I’m not seeing anything that is telling me it can work. It puts more pressure on the one that’s in because he knows the other guy is waiting in the wings.”

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