Aaron Ramsdale Admits England Place Under Threat
Arsenal’s embattled goalkeeper, Aaron Ramsdale, has admitted that his place in the England national team is under threat due to his inability to regain his starting spot at Arsenal.
Ramsdale Loses Starting Spot at Arsenal
Ramsdale lost his place in Arsenal’s starting lineup on September 17, 2023, when coach Mikel Arteta decided to start David Raya ahead of him in the Premier League game against Everton. Raya, who is currently on loan at the Emirates Stadium from Brentford, has impressed Arteta enough to keep his place in the team since then.
Ramsdale’s Absence Costs Him England Spot
Ramsdale’s absence in Arsenal’s starting lineup has also cost him his starting spot in England’s team, as coach Gareth Southgate prefers Everton’s Jordan Pickford over him.
Ramsdale Concerned About England Place
In an interview with Daily Mail, the 25-year-old English goalkeeper admitted that he could lose his spot in the national team if he continues to stay out of Arsenal’s starting lineup.
Ramsdale Determined to Regain Starting Spot
Ramsdale said that he is determined to get back into Arsenal’s starting lineup and give Arteta a “headache” rather than just have Pickford as the number one goalkeeper.
Ramsdale Praises Raya
On his relationship with David Raya, Aaron Ramsdale said that they work professionally well together and push each other in training. He said that there are days when he comes in feeling down about the situation and Raya picks him up, and he would do the same for Raya.
This is a difficult time for Ramsdale, but it is encouraging to see that he is determined to regain his starting spot at both Arsenal and England.