Arsenal legend gives thoughts on Aaron Ramsdale and David Raya
An Arsenal icon has spoken candidly on the goalkeeper situation at the Emirates Stadium surrounding David Raya and Aaron Ramsdale.
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Arsenal legend David Seaman has given his point of view on the goalkeeper situation at Arsenal - there is much debate around Aaron Ramsdale and David Raya, but the former England 'keeper thinks it will ' make them both better goalkeepers'. He thinks that the pair are both 'really good goalkeepers' but stresses that the necessary steps must be taken to 'keep them both happy'. Additionally, he also mentioned that he is not convinced with Arteta's policy of rotation.
Seaman played for Arsenal between the years of 1990 and 2003. During this time, he won one First Division title, two Premier League titles, one League Cup and four FA Cups.
What did David Seaman say about Arsenal's goalkeeper situation?
In an interview with LuckyBlock, Seaman said: “David Raya has come in on loan and now those two are competing. Is it good for Arsenal? I would say, yeah, because we've got two really good goalkeepers, but you've got to keep them both happy. Arteta has spoken about this rotation system that he's going to do, even rotating in games, which I'm nowhere near convinced with yet. But we've got to wait and see how it pans out.
“You're always going to have uncertainty when you've got two good goalkeepers like that. Aaron comes off the back of last season being voted the best goalkeeper by all the players in the Premier League and then he’s benched after five games. It'll be hard to take. It's going to make them both better goalkeepers, but it also puts a lot of uncertainty in other people's minds.
“I'm sure that Arteta looks at every game now. The way that he spoke about rotating the goalkeepers - he said he will play the best goalkeeper that's on form. All we can do is wait and see. It's a new thing. I said that it'll make Aaron a better goalkeeper, which it will. But they still need to be playing their games - that's where the difficulty is keeping both of them happy and that's why I'm not a manager.”