Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta revealed he "regrets" not trusting his instincts to change goalkeepers during games in the past after dropping Aaron Ramsdale on Sunday.
Ramsdale's run of starting every Premier League game since March 2022 was abruptly ended when he was replaced by David Raya in goal for Arsenal's 1-0 win at Everton on Super Sunday.
When explaining his reasoning for dropping Ramsdale for the first time, Arteta said he treated the goalkeeping position as any other - even to the point where he has considered changing 'keeper midway through games in the past.
He said: "It's the same rationale as to why Fabio (Vieira) and Gabby [Jesus] played - I haven't had a single question about why Gabriel hasn't been starting. He has won more trophies than anybody else in that dressing room, including me.
"I want Aaron to react the same as Gabriel Jesus. The same as Kai Havertz, as Takehiro Tomiyasu. Exactly the same. We play with 11 players, not 10 plus one.
"I'm a really young manager, I've been in the job three and a half years. I have few regrets, but one of them is that on two occasions, I felt after 60 minutes and 85 minutes of two games in this period to change the goalkeeper in that moment.
"I didn't do it, I didn't have the courage to do it. But I'm able to take a winger or striker and put a centre-back on to play a back five to hold on to a result. We drew those games, and I was so unhappy.
"Someone is going to do it, and maybe [people will say] that's strange. But why not? Tell me why not. You have all the qualities in another goalkeeper to do something, you want to change the momentum, do it.
"It's a regret that I have. Now my feeling is to get everybody engaged, that they have to play regardless of the competition. That'sRead on m.allfootballapp.com