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Mikel Arteta makes Aaron Ramsdale claim ahead of David Raya transfer

Mikel Arteta has been discussing Arsenal’s current no.1.

Aaron Ramsdale spent 2022/23 as the Gunners’ main goalkeeper.

However, the Englishman put on some questionable displays at the back end of the season and in the 2023 pre-season.

Arsenal now look set to sign David Raya from Brentford, with the Spaniard spotted at Wembley on Sunday.

Ramsdale started in the Community Shield win and saved Rodri’s penalty to help Arsenal win the shootout 4-1.

Following the game, Mikel Arteta was asked whether Ramsdale might have felt he had a point to prove ahead of the match, to which Arteta responded by labelling Ramsdale’s display vs City as great: “I hope not, because the competition always exists, whoever it is. That’s how it has to feel like.

“He was great. We practise penalties a lot on purpose in pre-season to be ready [for] this. We went through disappointment against Manchester United [losing a shoot-out in pre-season], and we didn’t stop any of that [preparation].

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