'Big competitor': Arteta says 23-year-old Arsenal ace has been working so hard in training
Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta has praised Gunners goalkeeper Aaron Ramsdale, saying he’s a “big competitor” who’s been training well.
Ramsdale joined Arsenal in the summer transfer window for a fee that could reportedly rise to £30million.
The 23-year-old has arrived to provide cover and competition for Bernd Leno in the Premier League and cup competitions.
And the Germany international has struggled so far this season, shipping nine goals in his opening three league games.
Meanwhile, Ramsdale played against West Brom in the League Cup and against Brentford in a behind-closed-doors friendly.
On both occasions, he kept a clean sheet.
With Arsenal bottom of the table and up against Norwich this Saturday, Arteta has a big decision to make.
Does he keep faith with Leno, or does he put the Gunners newcomer in between the sticks?
On Thursday, the Arsenal media team asked Arteta about Ramsdale.
The Gunners boss gave little away in terms of team selection, but praised the summer signing.
“He’s doing really good,” said Arteta.
“He’s training. He’s a big competitor, someone that is really pushing in training sessions.
“We knew that when we made all the recruitment processes with the team.
“Now we have two very different goalkeepers, two different age profiles, two different qualities but both are really good.
“That’s the thing that we should be aiming for.”
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