Arteta drops hint on Arsenal’s first choice goalkeeper decision

Mikel Arteta has hinted that he will stick with Aaron Ramsdale as Arsenal’s first-choice goalkeeper now after his fine debut.

The Englishman joined the Gunners in the last transfer window and made his Premier League debut for Arsenal in the 1-0 win over Norwich.

It was his second start for Arsenal and second clean sheet having also been in goal as the Gunners beat West Brom 6-0 in the Carabao Cup earlier.

He looked a lot more confident and a calming influence on the Arsenal defence in the match against the Canaries yesterday.

His fine showing is bad news for Bernd Leno, who has had so many chances to become Arsenal’s undoubted first choice.

However, the German is plagued by inconsistency, which has forced Arsenal to bring in Ramsdale.

Arteta was clearly impressed by the Englishman on his first start and says he would play the most reliable of his two goalies from now on.

‘He was terrific, not only what he did on the technical side but what he transmits, his chemistry with the backline, his body language. It was top,’ said Arteta of Ramsdale as quoted by The Daily Mail.

‘We have two fantastic keepers, I had to make a decision today and it was the right one.

‘I want to see how they perform, we need performances. Whoever is more reliable is going to play.’

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8 Comments

  1. Michael Twyman says:

    Think Ramsdale has got to be our No1 that’s why paid so much money for him. Also Leno doesn’t look like signing a new contract so why should he play

  2. Christopher Loum says:

    Arteta should keep on playing Maitland Niles on the defensive role or attacking

  3. Christopher Loum says:

    Arteta should keep on playing Maitland Niles on the defensive role or attacking midfield

    1. Adega Olatunji says:

      Are you his agent? what has he done that really makes him worthy of wearing Arsenal shirt? Stop deceiving yourself AMN is not an Arsenal material it’s just that we have completely lost our pride and ambitions

      1. NY_Gunner says:

        @Adega Olatunji
        You and a few others might not think AMN is AFC material, which doesn’t matter, because the guy who manages the team thinks he is…
        Stay hatin though…

  4. Aaron Alex says:

    Arteta should go for 3421 formation
    Gabriel, white,Tomiyasu,
    Kieran, Thomas, Xhaka, Saka
    ……..Pepe………Smith Rowe
    ………..Aubameyang…….

    1. Ken says:

      Xhaka??????

  5. jon fox says:

    It seems clear that RAMSDALE IS THE FUTURE AS WELL AS THE PRESENT AND THAT Leno, while still IMO a class keeper, will likely be moved on next summer. I do not see him agreeing to stay as secnd choice, given his age and experience.

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