Ramsdale admits to struggling after losing Arsenal starting spot to Raya

Arsenal goalkeeper Aaron Ramsdale has admitted to struggling after losing his starting spot to David Raya.

Ramsdale, who is 25 years old, has been Mikel Arteta’s first-choice goalkeeper since signing for Arsenal from Sheffield United for £30 million in 2021.

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During his first two seasons at the club, he has missed only three Premier League games, which has earned him a place in Gareth Southgate’s England squad.

However, the summer signing of David Raya from Brentford has cast serious doubt over Aaron Ramsdale’s future at Arsenal.

The Spaniard joined on an initial loan deal in August with an option to make it permanent, a move that has been met with much scrutiny.

Ramsdale has made only six appearances this season, three of which came before Raya signed.

He has lost his place as Arteta’s first-choice goalkeeper, and there is talk of him leaving the club.

Speaking to the Daily Mail, the 25-year-old has opened up about his concerns ahead of the 2024 Euros in Germany at the end of the season.

Asked about his concerns, he said: “Yes, of course, it is the first time I have found myself in this situation.

“The manager here [Southgate] is brilliant, he trusts the players he’s worked with before as we’ve seen in different types of way – you’ll see Kalvin [Phillips] and Harry [Maguire] haven’t played the most amount of minutes but when they step up for England and are given the opportunity, they perform.

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