that Aaron Ramsdale, the goalie for Arsenal, has a fantastic opportunity to show Mikel Arteta dropping him was a mistake.
This Saturday, Aaron Ramsdale will have the ideal chance to deliver a message to Mikel Arteta. Against Brentford, Arsenal will have to switch goals, and the England player will do everything in his power to disprove his club manager.
For Arsenal, David Raya has started the last 12 Premier League and Champions League games. The Spaniard will, however, be unable to attend Saturday’s visit to his parent club, Brentford.
Ramsdale will take the field against the Bees in their opening league game of the season, just as he did in September’s Carabao Cup. The 25-year-old needs to literally grasp this opportunity with both hands.
During the international break, Ramsdale’s father expressed his rightful anger at losing his place. Speaking so candidly about his son’s predicament is surely not going to help Nick Ramsdale’s relationship with Arteta.
But since that interview aired, Arteta has been forced to play Ramsdale in the Gunners’ first game. In addition, Arsenal knows that at least one of Manchester City or Liverpool will have conceded a point in the early kickoff of the day, making it a crucial encounter.
In a competitive top four, Tottenham is also breathing down their necks. After the international break, Arteta needs his players to get right back to work, starting with Ramsdale.
He may feel he doesn’t have a point to prove after being named in the PFA Team of the Year for last season. However, Arteta clearly believes he has found a better goalkeeper in Raya.
Despite a number of errors in his early days as an Arsenal player, Arteta has stuck by Raya. He has not rotated his goalkeepers in the way he suggested he would when he first brought him into the team.
Arsenal initially wanted to sign Raya on a permanent deal but had to settle for a loan move with an option to buy. That could be the fortune Ramsdale needs to show off his quality again.
Brentford are a difficult side to beat at home, losing just once in six matches on their patch this season. They average two goals a game too so Ramsdale will be hoping he can have a busy evening and catch the eye of his manager.