Aaron Ramsdale explains how he felt losing his spot to David Raya
England International, Aaron Ramsdale has for the first time spoken about how he felt about losing his number-one position to David Raya.
Aaron Ramadale has found it difficult to get his place back in the team across all competitions since the Spanish International joined the Gunners on loan from Brentford. Things have also not gone well for him in the national team after playing third fiddle to Sam Johnstone and Jordan Pickford who were selected by Gareth Southgate in the games against Australia and Italy respectively.
"I need to get back into my club team to keep getting picked (for England) and keep giving the manager a headache because if I'm not, then that's an easier decision for him. 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. 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. So if that's the case for myself and I do get shown that trust to play another game if I haven't played for my club, then I will have to repay him."
He also said that he needs to get his position back at Arsenal which will give him an edge to break into the Three Lions first-team.
"But, of course, I want to get back into my club team. I want to get into my club team and be able to give the manager a headache rather than just have Jordan as the number one and me fall by the wayside. First and foremost, I've got to give the manager a decision and be available to be picked and that is by getting back into my club team. If that's not the case, then we'll see in three or four weeks.”
Time will tell if Ramsdale finds a way to break into Arsenal's first team or leave the Emirates when the January 2024 transfer window opens.