Aaron Ramsdale, the Arsenal shot-stopper who joined the Gunners two seasons ago in 2021 for an £18.5 million fee from Sheffield United, signed a long-term deal until 2026. Arsenal’s number one’s generous act of saving his former teammate from his huge paycheck made the headlines in the past.
Despite starting as Mikel Arteta’s first-choice goalkeeper this season, Ramsdale no longer holds a position in the starting team after being replaced by a new loanee David Raya from Brentford. The England international has once again opened up on his situation with former Arsenal player Ian Wright.
Aaron Ramsdale makes shocking confession
The English international started every single Premier League match for Arsenal, showcasing his impressive goalkeeping skills between the sticks in the previous season. However, this season, after making appearances in the first four league matches, Ramsdale has spent the rest of the season on the bench as a substitute.
The 25-year-old keeper is yet to make his Champions League debut, even though Arsenal is halfway through the Champions League campaign, where the Spaniard Raya has started the matches over the Englishman. Earlier, Ramsdale had admitted he was left ‘suffering and hurting’ by Arsenal due to the unusual competition with David Raya for a spot in the first eleven.
Now, he has made another shocking revelation about his concentration problems to former Arsenal and England international forward Ian Wright in a recent spisode of his TV show called ‘Beyond the Game’.
He said, “If you ask me to concentrate on a game of football for 90 minutes, I’m finished. I can’t do it. So that’s why I get involved with the fans and I’ll sing along with the songs. Someone is giving me abuse and I’ll turn round and give them a bit back.”
He added more, “I’ve had my two or three minutes of madness in my head and then straight back to the football. I’ve got 10/15 minutes of pure concentration again. Next thing you know, halftime is around.”
Ramsdale’s father opens up about keeper’s situation at Arsenal
Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta is sticking with David Raya despite his shaky performances. Arteta has consistently made it clear that Raya is his first choice. He had earlier justified his decision as part of a squad rotation policy, ensuring that every player gets ample chances to prove their skills. Nevertheless, Raya’s place in the team seems irreplaceable.
Aaron Ramsdale’s father, Nick Ramsdale has demanded clarity on his son’s situation in the team, which has greatly affected the goalkeeper. Losing his place in the team has resulted in him losing his smile.
“Aaron has lost that smile. It’s really difficult to see him like that, and we all keep telling him he needs to keep smiling. He will keep fighting to win titles at #AFC. Raya is a great goalkeeper, and it is not his fault.” Nick said.
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