‘I don’t like it’ – Mikel Arteta’s supposed plan for Tottenham slammed

Arsenal goalkeeper Aaron Ramsdale is expected to drop back to the bench against Tottenham Hotspur this weekend, despite keeping yet another clean sheet this weekend.

The 23 year-old signed from Sheffield United this summer, and was initially expected to play as deputy to first-choice Bernd Leno, but has been impressing between the sticks of late.

Ramdsale now has three clean sheets from three competitive outings, including wins against West Brom, Norwich and Burnley, while Arteta may also have his shut-out against Brentford in mind also, one that was played behind closed doors during the international break.

Despite not conceding a single goal, it is reported that Leno has been promised a return to the fold next week when we take on rivals Tottenham in the Premier League, and Danny Mills believes that would be wrong.

“I don’t like it,” Mills told the Football Insider.

“If you hit good form and you’re playing well then you say ‘Well, you’re coming out now. You need to have some time off’. But why? Why are you doing that? What’s the point?

“I don’t get it. You can’t start saying to players ‘In three games time, you’ll have that one off’. Maybe if it’s Cristiano Ronaldo and it’s a League Cup game when you say ‘You’re not going to play in that game because we probably won’t need you’.

“But as a goalkeeper, you’re not going to get fatigued so you just want to keep playing games. I think it just creates more doubt over who is the number one and who is in charge.”

I certainly hope that Arteta will be naming our best possible XI when we take on Tottenham this weekend, and am struggling to believe that the goalkeeper who hasn’t had to pick the ball out of his net since joining could be dropped for such a crucial match.

Patrick

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12 Comments

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  2. ken1945 says:

    Here we go again!!!!
    Not one shred of evidence to back this worthless piece of BS up – just one old has-been trying to make a name for himself.
    If Rams himself doesn’t know if he’s playing in the NLD, (as he has stated) how would “Danny Boy” have any idea what MA is thinking?
    Some of these clowns who call themselves pundits, should be retired asap…. even if MA does decide to play Leno!!!!!

    1. jon fox says:

      I COULD NOT PUT IT BETTER KEN. What sheer nonsense, which even half a moments thought will show your post to be true. I do not appreciate we fans being taking for fools by silly articles such as this about a silly unthinking rumour formed from an daft thinking non Arsenal ex player.
      Why this site keeps reporting ex non Arsenal players current “thoughts” escapes me!

      I’d as soon listen to the ravings of DORIS HIGGINBOTHAM FROM 23, ACACIA AVENUE, ROTHERHAM, WHO HAS AN EQUAL CLAIM TO KNOWING ZILCH ABOUT ARSENAL TO DANNY MILLS!

  3. Y3mmxiii says:

    I also don’t like it, put Aaron between the sticks. He’s doing well so far.

  4. Declan says:

    At best, Leno might play against Wimbledon but against spurs, no chance! Wonder where German journalist Christian Falk got this ludicrous story from!

  5. Matthew says:

    He dare not try it,i watched our last 2 games because i saw that Leno wasn’t playing,so go back to playing Leno for no good reason&i’ll stop watching again.I hate nonsense….Anyone but Leno,even Runnason’

  6. Armoury says:

    Typical Arteta, I’m really tired of this guy’s decisions. I’m just wondering when he’ll leave the club. I don’t have any hope that this guy will do any good job anymore

  7. gunnerforlife says:

    The story is difficult to believe, but if true it is very wrong of Arteta. Ramsdale is doing fine and there is no reason in the world to bring Lenno back for such a crucial game. Play Lenno in the Wimbledon game and play Ramsdale in the crucial NLD, absolutely no reason not to play Ramsdale.

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