The uncertainty in his future arose when summer signing David Raya was given the nod over Ramsdale for Arsenal’s hard-fought 1-0 victory against Everton yesterday.
Mikel Arteta’s decision to hand Raya his debut has raised questions about Ramsdale’s role as the first-choice goalkeeper, both in the immediate and long-term.
Arteta hinted at a potential rotation between Raya and Ramsdale during the season, even suggesting the possibility of in-game goalkeeping substitutions.
His comments have left room for interpretation, suggesting that Ramsdale may still have a crucial role to play for the Gunners this season.
Chelsea and Bayern Munich are keeping a close eye on developments surrounding Ramsdale’s situation.
The Blues, despite signing Robert Sanchez in the summer, remain open to bolstering their goalkeeping options, while Bayern are actively searching for a long-term successor to Manuel Neuer.
Any January interest in Ramsdale will likely be met with resistance despite Arteta’s stance on the goalkeeper position.
However, the real test may come next summer if offers for Ramsdale exceed £60 million.
Since he arrived from Sheffield United in 2021, Ramsdale has earned a reputation as one of the best young goalkeepers in Europe.
He’s become a fixture in Gareth Southgate’s England squad, competing with Jordan Pickford for a spot.
Ramsdale’s omission from the starting XI against Everton has raised eyebrows.
Internal concerns have emerged about Ramsdale’s performances this season, facing nine shots on target and conceding four goals, resulting in a save percentage of 55.6%.
Ramsdale committed his future to Arsenal with a new four-year contract in May and remains dedicated to the club.
Arsenal face PSV Eindhoven in their Champions League return, and Ramsdale hopes to regain his starting position for the match or the upcoming derby against Tottenham Hotspur.
However, the uncertainty surrounding his first-team opportunities may lead Ramsdale to evaluate his future.
He will not want to be Pickford’s understudy in England’s 2024 European Championship squad.
A lack of game time could concern Southgate as the tournament approaches.
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