Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta has confirmed that Aaron Ramsdale will return to the starting lineup for their upcoming Premier League match against Brentford. This decision comes as David Raya, who is on loan from Brentford, is ineligible to play against his parent club due to league rules.
Ramsdale had been Arsenal’s first-choice goalkeeper until he was replaced by Raya following the September international break. Since then, Ramsdale has only featured in two Carabao Cup matches, one of which was a 1-0 victory over Brentford where he made several crucial saves.
Arteta emphasized that there are no specific expectations placed on any player and that his role is to support them in reaching their full potential. He also mentioned that Estonian goalkeeper Karl Hein would be available as an alternative option.
Ramsdale’s father recently expressed dissatisfaction with how Arteta handled his son’s demotion, stating that they were unaware of the change until it happened. He criticized the lack of communication and transparency regarding the decision-making process within the club.
Despite this controversy, Ramsdale remains committed to helping Raya settle into the squad, according to his father. The situation raises questions about Ramsdale’s future at Arsenal, especially after signing a new contract extension just months before Raya’s arrival.