The score was 2-0 at the time and proved to be a pivotal moment. Arsenal fans reacted by chanting Ramsdale’s name in a clear indication they want a change between the sticks.
Raya is currently on loan from Brentford, with Arsenal having the option to sign him permanently next summer for £27million. At his pre-match press conference, Arteta admitted there is pressure on Raya but no more than any other player in his squad.
He said: “There is a pressure of playing for big clubs where you have to win and you have to be at your best, and you have someone next to you that is pushing you every single day. But we can go player by player or position by position.
“You will tell me what’s happening with the left-back, the holding midfielder – you’ve asked Jorginho a question already – and Gabriel Jesus is here and there’s another question on that. That’s the debate and that’s the beauty of the game as well and the fact that you have a lot of options is going to make those talks more frequent.”