Ben Foster has branded boss Mikel Arteta ‘pathetic’ for his decision to bring in to challenge for the no1 spot.
Ramsdale has served as the Gunners’ first-choice goalkeeper for the last two seasons but his position has come under scrutiny following the arrival of Raya this .
earlier this month with the option to make the deal permanent next summer.
, conceding after just one minute with Andreas Pereira’s effort catching him out of his goal and off balance following an error from Bukayo Saka.
With the spotlight now firmly on Ramsdale, former Manchester United and Wrexham goalkeeper Foster has questioned Arteta’s decision to bring in another goalkeeper of comparable ability in Raya, insisting the Spaniard’s arrival was not necessary.
‘That’s not the way to do things,’ Foster told his .
‘I hate it, it’s pathetic. It’s something that didn’t need to happen, right. They did not need to sign David Raya.
‘He’s been a top goalie for two years. He’s on the edge of being England’s number one with Jordan Pickford, he’s right there.
‘When he’s full of confidence and he’s got a manager putting his arm around him, he’s as good as anyone in this country.’
Foster is not the first to question Raya’s arrival with
Following the goalkeeper’s arrival this month, Arteta defended the decision and admitted he does not have a first-choice option ‘in any position’.
I understand but there are always questions, when we had different goalkeepers there were questions as well.
‘There is nothing wrong we have two great left wingers and two great strikers and two great holding midfielders and that’s not a problem so this shouldn’t be a problem either.’
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