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Mikel Arteta shocked by Chelsea claim over Mkyhailo Mudryk goal vs Arsenal

Mikel Arteta shocked by Chelsea claim over Mkyhailo Mudryk goal vs Arsenal

Mikel Arteta was taken aback when he found out of Chelsea claim that Mykhailo Mudryk intentionally tryied to exploit David Raya’s positioning in the 2-2 draw on Saturday.

Arsenal staged a remarkable comeback from a 2-0 deficit to preserve their undefeated record in the Premier League season and secure a commendable point.

The situation appeared dire when Mudryk extended Chelsea’s lead with his inaugural goal at Stamford Bridge, especially against the team that had been eager to acquire him in January.

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David Raya’s positioning was questionable, but it seemed that Mudryk’s intended cross for Raheem Sterling had fortuitously found the mark.

As per beIN Sport presenter Carrie Brown, Chelsea’s goalkeeping coach Toni Jimenez had actually advised the winger to monitor Arsenal’s No.1 and be aware of his positioning on the field.

When Arteta was confronted with the suggestion that Mudryk had intentionally chipped the Spanish international, he appeared visibly surprised and responded: “They said it was intentional?

“It didn’t seem to me. They see much better. If it’s on purpose, credit to them.”

Irrespective of Mudryk’s intentions, Arteta is bound to encounter mounting pressure to substitute David Raya with Aaron Ramsdale, who was absent from the match at Stamford Bridge due to the birth of his first child.

Gary Neville was among those to criticise Raya’s display, saying: “His position Raya is not good enough he’s far too far forward that is not good from the Arsenal goalkeeper and that should not end up in the back of the net.

“It’s meant as a cross for Raheem Sterling from Mudryk he doesn’t mean to chip him but the fact he can chip him isn’t right.

“He’s too far forward there’s no doubt about that. He’s probably a yard too far off his line. He’s beyond the near post it just isn’t right.

“Why he’s there you’ll have to ask him.”

Mikel Arteta shocked by Chelsea claim over Mkyhailo Mudryk goal vs Arsenal

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