Arsenal goalkeeper David Raya has been out of form for his new club, and Gunners legend Thierry Henry says his old club got lucky against Sevilla.
There have been many questions aimed at Arsenal goalkeeper David Raya over the last few weeks, and those will only intensify after his up-and-down efforts against Sevilla in the Gunners’ Champions League game midweek.
One incident has Arsenal legend Thierry Henry uneasy in his seat. Raya came for a cross and tried to clear the area, but the ball didn’t go away from goal, it found its way onto the roof of the net and was nearly an embarrassing blunder.
"“Is it a save? I mean, I stopped breathing for a little while,” Henry said speaking on CBS Sports (via Mirror). “That’s how it was in the last five, six minutes which I can understand away from home, we talked about it off air that it’s a tough place to go and win or play Sevilla. I just thought at times we were inviting too many crosses and when I saw Raya coming to save that I got a bit scared but we got our luck this time, we got lucky.”"
There have been calls over the last couple of weeks for Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta to reinstall Aaron Ramsdale as the No. 1 in goal after Raya has looked out of his depth at times as the Gunners’ main man.
Of course, he can turn it around, and that may come against the winless Sheffield United on Saturday at the Emirates, but we get the feeling that it’s only a matter of time before Ramsdale is back between the posts.
Raya was signed to be competition for Ramsdale and through his inconsistent play over the last few weeks, he is at risk of losing the competition just months into his Arsenal career.