Ramsdale admits to being in the dark over his selection at Arsenal

Aaron Ramsdale has admitted that he has no idea whether he has convinced manager Mikel Arteta to keep him in the starting line-up after his Premier League debut against Norwich at the weekend.

The Gunners finally got their first points of the season with their win over the Canaries on Saturday, with Ramsdale impressing between the sticks as he helped us to keep a clean sheet.

Bernd Leno has conceded nine times from our opening three league outings, while his English counterpart is yet to concede from his two competitive appearances, although you could claim that his opposition were softer.

Some will rightly call for Ramsdale to continue in the role having impressed when given the chance, but the former Sheffield United star admits that he has no idea whether he will get the chance to continue.

“I don’t know what the manager is going to do,” Aaron told the Evening Standard.

“This [game against Norwich] might have just been a tactical tweak, so it is my responsibility to force him to carry on picking me, which is something I have to do on a daily basis.”

Should the role be Ramsdale’s to lose at this point?


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  1. I think MA will go in with Ramsdale on Saturday, although his real test would come against the Spuds next weekend. All in all, it would promote a healthy competition between Ramsdale and Lenno which is good for Arsenal.

  2. We all know Burnley away is going to be a very physical encounter.

    Dyche will send his players out with “get in their faces “ringing in their ears – we all know what that translates to.

    Also we can expect an aerial bombardment, with plenty of crosses loaded in looking for Chris Wood.

    Personally I would like to see Ramsdale retain the shirt.

    I expect to find out a lot more about Aaron after the rigours of Burnley away.

    1. He has played against them so he’ll know what to expect. I hope he gets the nod too. I’m not for too much unnecessary chopping and changing. It’s unsettling for the players

      1. Agree SueP.

        Goalkeeper has to be a settled position.

        Very rarely would a manager chop and change his first choice keeper – totally different to your outfield players (for tactical reasons etc).

        Looks like Aaron’s number 1.

        I really like what I’ve seen so far, although largely untested.

        His confidence, interaction with his defence (and the crowd) plus shifting the ball quicker on the deck all looks promising.

        Also he shows a bit of character and personality, something our sides have lacked for a while now.

        Tough on Leno in may ways.

        But rumours of refusal to sign a new deal (plus unable to deal with M A’s demands re’ playing from the back) seem to have done for him.

        Bernd will play against Wimbledon in mid-week, much to his fury I would imagine.

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