PIERS MORGAN has blasted Mikel Arteta for "humiliating" Arsenal keeper Aaron Ramsdale with the axe.
Loanee David Raya made a shock debut in Sunday's crucial home Premier League clash at Everton.
And although Sun columnist Morgan supported Arteta dropping Kai Havertz, the TV host was baffled by Ramsdale dropping to the bench.
The stopper played all of England's 3-1 friendly win in Scotland on Tuesday and has impressed with his early-season form for Arsenal.
Gunners' fan Morgan posted on social media: "I don’t understand what Ramsdale has done to deserve being dropped? Havertz, yes.. but Ramsdale’s been consistently superb for us. Why humiliate him?"
Spaniard Raya only faced one effort on target in a goalless first half at Goodison Park.
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Meanwhile, Arteta also chose Portuguese playmaker Fabio Vieira ahead of Havertz – his surprise £65million summer recruit for Chelsea.
But it was Ramsdale's demotion that sparked debate online.
One fan suggested the ex-Sheffield United star was being rested for Arsenal's Champions League clash at home to PSV Eindhoven.
Responding to Morgan's message, he wrote: "Rambo is going to start on Wednesday along with Jesus and Havertz…"
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Another supporter posted: "It's indeed puzzling to see Ramsdale benched, especially considering his consistent performances. Maybe the coach is trying to keep him as a "safe-keeper" for upcoming UCL game or simply giving him a well-deserved rest."
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A third said: "It’s clearly for the UCL. There are 4 competitions and 2 top keepers. Don’t worry."
Many fans also argued there was no shame for Ramsdale being left out so early in such a hectic season.
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