insists he was pleased to hear fans chanting ’s name in response to another jittery performance from .
The Spain international started his fifth consecutive Premier League game following who had spent the last two seasons as Arsenal’s undisputed No.1.
Raya has struggled to vindicate Arteta’s judgement thus far and was shortly after half-time when Mkyhailo Mudryk’s mishit cross caught the Spaniard off his line.
following a late comeback, but only after Raya had almost gifted Chelsea a third with a wayward pass.
Hearing the away fans chant for his rival, Ramsdale, who missed the game after the birth of his first child, will have done little for Raya’s confidence but Arteta insists he was pleased to hear support for the England international.
He said: Great. I love him, I will sing every day for him. We sang a lot for him yesterday because he was a father which is the most beautiful thing to do.
‘I’m so happy he has this charisma and personality and is someone who is very loved around the team.’
Despite Arteta’s apparent faith in Raya, Gary Neville fears the Arsenal manager will be forced into making a change following the former Brentford man’s mistakes.
He said: ‘His position Raya is not good enough he’s far too far forward that is not good from the Arsenal goalkeeper and that should not end up in the back of the net.
‘It’s meant as a cross for Raheem Sterling from Mudryk he doesn’t mean to chip him but the fact he can chip him isn’t right.
‘He’s too far forward there’s no doubt about that. He’s probably a yard too far off his line. He’s beyond the near post it just isn’t right.
‘Why he’s there you’ll have to ask him.’
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