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Aaron Ramsdale answers back to reports suggesting he’s ready to leave Arsenal

Aaron Ramsdale has answered back to suggestions that he’s not prepared to fight for his number one shirt back at Arsenal.

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After joining Arsenal in August 2021, Aaron Ramsdale quickly became a fan favourite at the Emirates Stadium. However Ramsdale is now facing his first challenge in an Arsenal shirt following the arrival of David Raya this summer and he’s answered back to the reports suggesting he’s not up for the fight.

David Raya made his debut for the Gunners against Everton earlier this month and he’s started every game since under Mikel Arteta. Aaron Ramsdale has dropped to the bench for the first time in his Arsenal career since he done the same to Bernd Leno one month after joining the club.

David Raya kept two clean sheets in a row against Everton and PSV in the Champions League, while also starting the North London Derby on Sunday. In the first-half, Raya made an incredible save to deny Brennan Johnson and keep the game at 1-0. Aaron Ramsdale was seen clapping his teammate from the bench, clearly impressed by David Raya’s reflexes to keep the shot out.

However Jamie Carragher suggested Aaron Ramsdale was playacting as he found humour in the gesture and likened it to reactions at the Oscars, where nominees often applaud the winners.

Carragher said: “I thought it was like the Oscars, you know when someone loses the Oscar and they start clapping and smiling for the other person. I was laughing when I saw that. He’s absolutely devastated.”

Aaron Ramsdale has indirectly responded to Jamie Carragher on his instagram by sharing a post on his story from 2019. The post shows Ramsdale congratulating fellow-keeper Mark Travers when the pair were at Bournemouth as Travers helped his team qualify for the next round of the cup after producing a brilliant performance.


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So Ramsdale congratulating David Raya clearly isn’t the first time he has been happy for a teammate he’s been competing with for the number one spot.

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Aaron Ramsdale has also been linked with a move away from North London in January after reports suggested he wasn’t ready to fight David Raya for his number one spot at Arsenal. However the 25-year-old has indirectly squashed them rumours too after he reshared another photo on his instagram which was from Arsenal’s victory over Bournemouth last season.


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Aaron Ramsdale is showing his love for Arsenal in this post, and is clearly suggesting he’s ready to win the number one shirt back under Mikel Arteta. The 25-year-old is set to get the chance to do just that when Arsenal face Brentford in the Carabao Cup on Wednesday night. It’s expected Aaron Ramsdale will come back into the side and get an opportunity to prove why he should be the Arsenal number one moving forward.

I personally have no doubt Arsenal’s number one is ready for the fight. We saw the best version of Aaron Ramsdale when he was competing Bernd Leno for the number one spot in 2021 and I think the 25-year-old is set to take his game to the next level, now David Raya has threatened his position in between the sticks over the last few weeks.

Aaron Ramsdale certainly doesn’t seem like the type to give up when times get tough, especially with the career path he’s had going from league two to the Premier League while taking part in two relegations in that time. So I have no doubt he’ll come back from this as an even better player than the one we saw before and it begins on Wednesday at Brentford in the Carabao Cup.

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