Revealing what Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta did to David Raya after Bukayo Saka scored his first UEFA Champions League goal last night.
Mikel Arteta chose to start a strong team against PSV Eindhoven in the UEFA Champions League last night (Wednesday, September 20, 2023), despite the battle. The North London derby takes place this weekend. In this game, Gabriel Jesus returns to the starting 11, while Kai Havertz returns to the midfield position, replacing Fabio Vieira. But what has become The main talking point is that David Raya retains his position as goalkeeper of choice ahead of Aaron Ramsdale. The England goalkeeper’s performance last season was a key reason why. Arsenal qualified for the Champions League, but Arteta made the difficult decision to let the goalkeeper, a summer signing, start in his place.
Raya replaced Ramsdale in Arsenal’s 1-0 win over Everton last weekend. The Gunners boss has faced many questions over his decision to sign Raya and start him ahead of Ramsdale. But it has proven to be a good choice so far. From the first minute The Spanish goalkeeper was also involved in the game when Gabriel Jesus returned the ball to Raya from kick-off. The Spain international’s ability to play from the back was a key reason behind Arsenal’s attempt to sign him from Brentford. And he showed it against PSV.
However, shortly after Bukayo Saka scored the opening goal for the team. Instead of celebrating his first goal in the Champions League, Arteta opted to pull Raya to the sidelines. and gave him lots of tactical advice. It shows determination from the Arsenal manager. And continuing to seek perfection from his players, Arteta also revealed he was ‘very happy’ with Emile Smith Rowe’s involvement from the bench. He was sent onto the field in the final 20 minutes.
This is the 23-year-old’s first appearance this โปรโมชั่น ufabet season. After Arsenal rejected Chelsea’s offer to sign the attacking midfielder at the end of the summer transfer window, The Academy players received a wonderful welcome from their home supporters. And Arteta is pleased with his performance and the number of options he now has,
with Fabio Vieira, Reiss Nelson and Jorginho all featuring and performing. Impressive as well.
Asked if having options on the bench was giving him a headache when choosing his team, Arteta told TNT Sports : “It’s a good headache! It’s probably the hardest thing about this job because you feel emotionally connected to them.” “It’s been a beautiful journey with them. When you’re not acting You will know how the players feel. And you can’t do anything about it. You just have to let him play.” “And especially for Emil. I am very happy He received an incredible welcome. So he should be really proud.”
Arsenal are making their first Champions League appearance in six years and they sent a warning to Europe’s elite with a superb performance. “It was a beautiful night after such a long time,” Arteta said. “We want to produce the right performance to win the game. It was great to see the atmosphere and the Champions League music.” “Everyone was getting a little emotional before then. Today we showed it on both sides of the penalty area. I think we’re great. I think that was the difference today.”