Ramsey's Future at Arsenal Uncertain as Raya Takes Over as Starting Goalkeeper

2023-09-20 02:17:25

Since their triumph in Merseyside, Arteta has suggested that he is willing to rotate goalkeepers during matches, indicating that Ramsdale can still play an important role for the Gunners this season. Despite this, Ramsdale's situation has sparked interest from multiple teams, with Chelsea and Bayern both monitoring developments, as they believe Raya may replace Ramsdale as the confirmed first-choice goalkeeper at some point this season.

Chelsea acquired Sanchez from Brighton this summer, but they have always been open to strengthening their goalkeeping options, while Bayern is also in search of Neuer's successor, as the German goalkeeper will turn 38 in March. Considering Arteta's stance on the goalkeeper position, a January transfer for Ramsdale seems unlikely, but the club's decision will be observed if they receive a bid of over £60 million in the summer.

Ramsdale has become a regular member of Southgate's national team, having made four appearances for the Three Lions. Many believe that he should replace Pickford as the starting goalkeeper. In fact, Ramsdale not being selected as the starting goalkeeper against Everton has caused quite a stir among the Arsenal fanbase at the Emirates Stadium, with many fans feeling that the 25-year-old player has not done anything wrong and should not be treated in such a manner.

However, there are internal concerns about Ramsdale's performance this season within Arsenal. So far, the goalkeeper has conceded four goals out of nine shots on target, with a save success rate of 55.6%. The first goal he conceded in Arsenal's 2-2 draw against Fulham, as well as the goal he conceded in the Gunners' 3-1 victory over Manchester United, have received attention from within the team. Ramsdale is expected to return to the starting lineup for the Champions League match against Eindhoven, but if his opportunities with the first team remain limited, he will also assess his future.

At the moment, it seems certain that Ramsdale will make it into England's Euro 2024 squad as Pickford's backup, but the lack of playing time could also make him concerned about his future with the national team.