Mikel Arteta has warned Aaron Ramsdale not to rush any decision over his future after the goalkeeper was told he could
not be promised a place at Euro 2024 if he remains on the bench at Arsenal.
Ramsdale was this week called up England manager Gareth Southgate for the final two qualifiers against Malta and North Macedonia
and will be aiming to add to his four senior caps.READ MORE
However, the 25-year-old has been ousted as Arsenal’s first-choice goalkeeper since the arrival of David Raya from Brentford
and has played just twice since the September international break.
Speaking after naming his latest squad, Southgate said of Ramsdale’s plight: “He’s still battling to be the number one at Arsenal,
and his profile and the way he can use the ball with his feet, we like, we think that’s important.
“But there is a reality as a keeper – if we get to March and he’s six months without playing regularly,
then I’m never going to promise things that I couldn’t guarantee delivering.”
Arteta has not spoken to Ramsdale about the issue but warned against a January move in a quest to find first-team football.
“First of all my door is open to speak about any player. We just want the best for our players and we try to do that,
and we know the influence that we can have – sometimes positively, sometimes not so positively, towards them,” he said.