# Mikel Arteta Hands David Raya His Arsenal Debut Against Everton

Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta has handed David Raya his debut for Sunday’s Premier League clash against Everton. Raya joined the north London club, initially on loan, from Brentford during the final week of the summer transfer window and has been forced to sit on the substitutes’ bench for the victories over Crystal Palace and Manchester United, as well as the draw against Fulham.

Aaron Ramsdale had started the Gunners previous four matches this season and done little wrong to suggest he was in danger of losing his place. However, Raya’s inclusion was far from the only significant decision made by Arteta as he attempted to select a team capable of winning at Goodison Park for the first time since 2018.

## Summer Signing Kai Havertz Relegated to the Bench

Summer signing Kai Havertz, who has made an underwhelming start to his Arsenal career, was relegated to the bench with Fabio Vieira handed a rare starting opportunity. Gabriel Jesus, meanwhile, who scored the third goal in the chaotic win over United prior to the international break, was also named among the replacements following his involvement with Brazil.

Eddie Nketiah led the line from the start after he wasn’t used at all by Gareth Southgate against Ukraine or Scotland having been called up to the senior squad for the first time.

## Arsenal Looking for First Win at Goodison Park Since 2018

Arsenal will be looking to secure their first win at Goodison Park since 2018 when they take on Everton on Sunday. The Gunners have had mixed results this season, but they will be hoping that Raya’s debut will help them to secure a victory against their Merseyside rivals.

Arteta has made some bold decisions in his team selection and it will be interesting to see how they pay off. With Nketiah leading the line and Raya making his debut in goal, Arsenal will be looking to build on their recent form and secure a much-needed win.

## Conclusion

It remains to be seen whether Arteta’s bold decisions will pay off, but one thing is for sure: David Raya will be looking to make a good impression on his Arsenal debut against Everton. With Nketiah leading the line and Raya in goal, Arsenal will be hoping to secure their first win at Goodison Park since 2018 and continue their good form this season.

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