Arsenal manager, Mikel Arteta, has claimed he does not know which of his goalkeepers will start Sunday’s North London Derby.
He however praised Aaron Ramsdale’s reaction to being dropped for David Raya.
Raya has started both matches for Arsenal since the international break — against Everton last weekend and the midweek Champions League win over PSV Eindhoven — keeping a clean sheet on each occasion.
Arteta said he has not yet decided who will start Sunday’s north London derby against Tottenham and when asked whether he was comfortable with leaving Ramsdale out, he said: “Maybe I look [it] but in your tummy when you have players sitting and you have to announce the line-up, it is one of the hardest things.
“Players feel valued and happy when they play. And when they don’t it is very difficult. You want them to feel loved and trusted and the way to do it is to play them. But everybody understands it is a team sport and it is always 11 players starting.
“But we have seen how important as well the finishers are, and how important everybody is going to be in the season and not look back at the team that have played the first six or seven games of the season.
“It is very difficult with every player. And I suffer and I care about every player who is not playing but this is the competition and this is my job to make decisions in the best possible way for the team.
“He has been very supportive and really good around the place and that is what I expect from every single player as when you are on the field, there is someone else who is not. So it goes both ways. So far he has been really, really good.”