Despite the arrival of David Raya, Aaron Ramsdale, the custodian for Arsenal, is anticipated to start against Crystal Palace on Monday.
After Mikel Arteta gave his pre-game press conference today, the Mirror reported as such.
After the club’s interest in David Raya solidified over the previous few days, Arsenal’s custodian situation has come up for discussion.
Before moving to the Emirates on loan, the Spanish international garnered interest from Tottenham and Bayern Munich.
He left Brentford to play at a better level, and Arsenal’s potential to participate in the Champions League surely gives that.
He must first impose himself on the team, which may be more difficult to state than done.
Arteta responded when asked about the custodian position: “We want two players per position that can do it, and you saw what happened to Jurrien, it can happen to our custodian, it happened to [Thibaut] Courtois.
You should be ready since someone can ask, “What is it, two goalkeepers this size?
“And what would you say if Aaron [Ramsdale] suffered a cruciate injury? Then everything is altered.
Therefore, we must be proactive and well-prepared. We currently have two fantastic goalkeepers that perfectly match our ideal model, so I’m pleased with that.
Arteta looks set to start Ramsdale in goal for Arsenal against Crystal Palace on Monday.
But his position in the team is far from certain going forward.
Ramsdale is poised to start against Crystal Palace.
According to the article, Arteta’s short-term preference for the position of starting custodian is the England international.
In contrast, Raya “seems favored” to succeed in the same way as Ramsdale ousted Bernd Leno.
Additionally, they claim that Ramsdale, who cost £30 million, was aware that Raya was desired by Arsenal when he just signed a new contract with the club.
Ramsdale will be aware that every opportunity to play, particularly the upcoming match against Crystal Palace, is a chance to show Arteta why he deserves to remain the team’s starting custodian.
Ramsdale’s future in goal is in Matt Turner’s hands, and David Seaman believes he can get better this year.
When the time comes, we’ll know if he gets that chance.