EPL: Arteta sends warning to Ramsdale as Arsenal close in on Raya transfer
Arsenal manager, Mikel Arteta, has issued a warning to goalkeeper Aaron Ramsdale, stating that he should expect tough competition for his position as the club closes in on a deal for Brentford’s David Raya.
Ramsdale has been Arsenal’s first-choice goalkeeper for the past two seasons. However, Arteta is interested in adding Raya to the squad before the summer transfer window closes.
Despite Ramsdale’s impressive performance in the Community Shield match against Manchester City, where he made two fantastic saves and saved a penalty, Arteta emphasized the importance of competition within the team. He wants Ramsdale to embrace the pressure that comes with having another goalkeeper potentially joining the club.
Arteta stated that competition for places is a natural part of football, and players need to understand that it exists in every position on the team. He believes that healthy competition will bring out the best in each player, including Ramsdale. The manager made it clear that all players should be prepared to face competition, as it will ultimately benefit the team as a whole.