“I agree with what Carragher said. This Arsenal star is EPL flop of the season and one of the biggest disappointments, his contract needs to be terminated immediately”- Arsenal icon Ian Wright agrees with Carragher that Arsenal star is Premier League flop of the season so far
Ian Wright concurs with Jamie Carragher’s assessment that Arsenal goalkeeper David Raya has been a significant letdown in the Premier League this season. Carragher, participating in a discussion on The Overlap alongside Gary Neville, singled out Raya, alongside Manchester United’s Andre Onana, as the most disappointing performers so far.
Raya, brought in on a season-long loan from Brentford to enhance Mikel Arteta’s goalkeeper options, has struggled with frequent errors, prompting criticism from Carragher. Ian Wright supported Carragher’s choice, agreeing that the goalkeepers at Arsenal and United have not lived up to expectations.
During the 4-3 win against Luton Town on Tuesday, Raya committed two errors leading to goals, further highlighting his nervy performances. The Spaniard has featured in 15 games across all competitions for Arsenal, recording seven clean sheets and conceding 13 goals, averaging 0.9 goals conceded per game.
In comparison, Ramsdale, who has played seven times this season, boasts three clean sheets and eight goals conceded, averaging 1 goal conceded per game. Statistically, the goalkeepers have similar save percentages and pass accuracies, but Raya has been notably error-prone, making three errors leading to goals compared to Ramsdale’s clean record.
Despite this, Arteta has continued to show faith in Raya as the primary goalkeeper. The article suggests that Ramsdale might need a chance to prove himself, but having two goalkeepers of similar quality may not alleviate the pressure on both players. The speculation arises that Ramsdale might need to depart for Raya to fulfill expectations and bring stability to the Arsenal defense.