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Sunday, September 17, 2023

EPL: Hasselbaink selects Arsenal's preferred goalkeeper from Raya and Ramsdale.

Hasselbaink believes that Raya's performance against Everton, where he kept a clean sheet in a 2-0 victory, has earned him the right to be Arsenal's first-choice goalkeeper. The former Chelsea player praised Raya's shot-stopping ability and his composure on the ball, which he believes makes him a better option than Ramsdale.

Ramsdale, who was signed from Sheffield United for a reported fee of £24 million, has yet to make his debut for Arsenal. Hasselbaink suggests that Raya's strong performance against Everton should give him the confidence to continue as the team's number one goalkeeper.

It remains to be seen whether Mikel Arteta will take Hasselbaink's advice and stick with Raya as his first-choice goalkeeper. Arteta has previously stated that he sees both Raya and Ramsdale as important options for the team and will make decisions based on their performances in training and matches.

The Spanish international, presumably Raya, is expected to challenge Ramsdale for Arsenal's number one position. 

Ramsdale had started the first four league games for Arsenal, but Raya is now being promoted to that position against Everton on Sunday.

Speaking on Sky Sports, Hasselbaink said, “They [Arsenal] paid a lot for Raya, and, I think, he is their No. 1, and, eventually, he was going to play.

“I think today is the first day that he will be a regular. I don’t see goalkeepers getting minutes here and there.

“They need rhythm. They need to stay in that momentum.”





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