Arsenal captain Martin Odegaard has praised Aaron Ramsdale for the way he responded to being dropped for David Raya.

Arsenal signed David Raya from Brentford on loan in the summer, made his Gunners debut in their 1-0 win at Goodison Park yesterday.

Ramsdale has been No1 under mikel Arteta since joining from Sheffield United in the summer of 2021 and Odegaard believes Arsenal are “lucky” to have such strength in depth in goal and has backed Ramsdale to respond to the new competition.

“I think he will just keep working hard, like he is always doing,” he said. “Today he was there supporting us, cheering for us, helping us. He is a great character and he showed a very good response today by backing the team. It was excellent from him.

“We have two good goalkeepers and big competition. They have different qualities. They are both so good on the ball and in goal as well. So, we are lucky to have two such good goalkeepers and we will see who plays.”

Raya marked his first appearance with a clean sheet.