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David Raya expects Arsenal to do the very thing Gary Neville hates

David Raya
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Despite Gary Neville’s criticism, David Raya sees no reason why Arsenal should change their style of way against Liverpool.

Arsenal goalkeeper David Raya expects the Gunners will continue to play out from the back in Saturday’s game away to Liverpool.

Last Sunday, Manchester United adopted a similar tactic by building up play from goalkeeper Andre Onana. The Red Devils may have claimed a 0-0 draw with 10 men in the game, but Gary Neville wasn’t impressed. The pundit thought his former club’s plan to start attacks from the back was ‘ridiculous’ and insisted no team should ever do that at Anfield.

“I don’t think it is hard,” Raya said to reporters about playing from the back at Anfield.

“It is just the way the gaffer [Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta] wants to play.

“I am there to help the team as much as possible. If the gaffer wants me to play the way I am playing, it is the way it is.

“The most important thing is to win games and win the way the gaffer wants to win.”

Since joining Arsenal on loan from Brentford in August, Raya has kept five clean sheets in 12 Premier League games. The Catalan has conceded 11 goals in total.

He will hope to grab a sixth clean sheet on Saturday when Arsenal make the daunting trip to Anfield. The Gunners go into the contest at the top of the Premier League, one point above Liverpool.

RC Lens – Arsenal FC (03-10-2023) 1” by Supporterhéninois is marked with CC0 1.0.