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Mikel Arteta hints he will keep Aaron Ramsdale as Arsenal’s No 1 over Bernd Leno

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Mikel Arteta hints he will keep Aaron Ramsdale as Arsenal’s No. 1 over Bernd Leno after his impressive debut against Norwich… with the manager insisting he’ll pick ‘who’s more reliable’

  • Aaron Ramsdale is ready to keep his place as Arsenal’s number 1 goalkeeper
  • The 23-year-old impressed in his league debut against Norwich
  • Bernd Leno was the Gunners’ first choice in the long run
  • But Mikel Arteta hinted that Ramsdale has done enough to keep his place











Mikel Arteta has hinted that he will stay with Aaron Ramsdale as Arsenal’s No. 1 after the man’s impressive £30million league debut on Saturday.

Ramsdale, who joined the Gunners from Sheffield United last month, kept Arsenal’s first clean sheet of the season in their 1-0 win over Norwich.

The 23-year-old’s performance casts doubt on the long-term position of first-choice keeper Bernd Leno at the Emirates, with Ramsdale now poised to maintain his place in the squad.

Mikel Arteta hinted he will stay with Aaron Ramsdale as Arsenal’s No. 1 after impressive £30 million league debut

“He was amazing, not only what he did technically, but also what he radiates, his back-line chemistry, his body language. It was great,” said Arteta.

“We have two fantastic goalkeepers, I had to make a decision today and it was the right one.

“I want to see how they perform, we need performances. Those who are more reliable will play.’

The Gunners boss said Ramsdale was great and transferred chemistry with his defenders

The Gunners boss said Ramsdale was great and transferred chemistry with his defenders

Ramsdale's performance casts doubt on first-choice goalkeeper Bernd Leno's position at the Emirates

Ramsdale’s performance casts doubt on first-choice goalkeeper Bernd Leno’s position at the Emirates

After losing their first three league games of the season, the win over Norwich was a huge relief for Arteta.

He added: “I have to say it’s been the best 10-15 days I’ve had since being in football. I’m not saying they were the easiest, but probably the best.

“You have to find a reason why you do what you do. It all went well last week.

“It’s about the relationships we have here, the level of trust and the emotional connections. Yes, you have to win matches, but it was an absolute joy to watch.

‘I had doubts, I had question marks. But the club has been very open with what we are trying to do.”

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