Arsenal transfer stance revealed after ‘keeping tabs’ claim

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Latest Arsenal news and rumours after the summer window and as the Gunners keep pace with Man City in the Premier League title race

Arsenal continued their strong start to the Premier League season with a well deserved 1-0 victory away to Everton. The result leaves Arsenal just two points behind the league leaders Manchester City and full of confidence as they prepare for their Champions League test with PSV and their North London derby against Tottenham.

But the result was not the only thing that made the headlines on Sunday and Mikel Arteta’s shock decision to drop Aaron Ramsdale in favour of David Raya prompted speculation of a transfer move in January. The Daily Mail reported earlier this week that Chelsea and Bayern Munich were ‘keeping tabs’ on the goalkeeper and his situation at Arsenal as he missed a league game for the first time since the start of the 2021/22 season.

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Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta has previously stressed the importance of having multiple players in each position and added that he would even consider changing the goalkeeper mid-way through a game for tactical reasons. Ramsdale’s situation has fuelled plenty of rumours, particularly with Euro 2024 on the horizon next summer.

However, Arsenal fans have been handed a boost this week as Aaron Ramsdale has not expressed any concern about his future. 90min reports that Ramsdale is not interested in leaving Arsenal and the outlet adds that he is determined to battle with Raya for a place in the first team.

Ramsdale recently signed a contract extension with the Gunners at the end of last season which takes him until the summer of 2026, while also including a clause which allows him to extend that deal by a further 12 months.

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