Aaron Ramsdale ‘has told friends he will replace Bernd Leno in goal for Arsenal’s next game against Norwich’ after 5-0 hammering at Manchester City… with boss Mikel Arteta ‘viewing the £30m goalkeeper as his long-term No 1’
- Arsenal signed Aaron Ramsdale for £30m from Sheffield United three weeks ago
- Ramsdale thinks he will replace Bernd Leno for their match against Norwich City
- This is because Leno conceded five goals against Manchester City last weekend
Aaron Ramsdale believes he will replace Arsenal’s first-choice goalkeeper Bernd Leno between the sticks for Saturday’s match against Norwich City.
Ramsdale only completed his £30million move from Sheffield United to Arsenal three weeks ago.
However, he believes Mikel Arteta will call on him after Leno conceded five goals against Manchester City last weekend.
Aaron Ramsdale thinks he will replace Bernd Leno for Saturday’s match against Norwich City
According to The Sun, Ramsdale has told his close friends that he thinks the Arsenal manager will select him ahead of Leno for Saturday’s Norwich match.
The news would delighted Sheffield United, who inserted add-ons in this summer’s deal based on appearances.
It is believed several of those clauses will be activated once he makes a handful of first-team appearances.
Ramsdale only completed his £30m move from Sheffield United to Arsenal three weeks ago
However, he believes Mikel Arteta will call on him after Leno conceded five goals at Man City
Ramsdale is eager to feature for Arsenal and help revive their form after enduring their worst-ever start to a Premier League season in 118 years.
Arsenal lost their opening game of the 2021-2022 season to Brentford, before losing at home to their London rivals Chelsea.
The Gunners were then embarrassed by the defending champions Manchester City after losing a whopping 5-0.
Leno has been criticised for his performances during the 2021-2022 season so far – having started every one of Arsenal’s Premier League games so far this term.
Not only has Leno struggled to keep a clean-sheet, he has also been linked with a move
Arsenal’s technical director Edu has always viewed Ramsdale as the club’s long-term No 1
Arsenal’s technical director Edu has always viewed Ramsdale as the club’s long-term No 1, however, he could assume the position sooner rather than later.
Not only has Leno struggled to keep a clean-sheet this season, he has also been linked with a move elsewhere.
Leno’s current contract at the Emirates is set to expire next summer and it is believed he could leave the club following the arrival of Ramsdale.
Serie A champions Inter Milan are said to be among those who are interested in acquiring his services.