Aaron Ramsdale may be forgiven for deliberating on his Arsenal future.
Mikel Arteta ditched the England international in favour of David Raya, and it’s difficult to blame him for wanting to leave the club sooner rather than later.
However, according to Ben Jacobs of The Debrief, Arsenal is adamant on keeping the custodian.
Indeed, Jacobs claims that Arsenal want to keep Ramsdale, even going so far as to declare that the Gunners will go to any length to keep the £25 million man at the club.
Arsenal want Ramsdale to stay
Jacobs shared what he knows about the goalkeeper.
“As far as January is concerned, I still think it will be quite difficult for any clubs. We hear about Chelsea and of course, they’re discussing players like Ramsdale internally, but Robert Sanchez is seen as the number one goalkeeper. Arsenal will not want to lose a player like Ramsdale who is a positive influence even when he’s not playing halfway through the season. Of course, there’ll be rumour, there’ll be interest and there’ll be inquiries, but I think Arsenal will probably do everything they possibly can to hang onto Ramsdale, even if Raya is number one at the moment,” Jacobs said.
A bit unfair
We can’t help but feel sorry for Ramsdale here, because, as has been said before, he’s trapped.
Talk about mixed messages. He’s being left on the bench pretty much every single week, but, in the same breath, Arsenal are briefing that they desperately want him to stay.
It’s just an unfair scenario to be in. Yes, he’s a great number two to have, but at the same time, he has personal aspirations that aren’t being fulfilled at the Emirates right now.
Arsenal need to let Ramsdale go at some point if they’re not going to play him.