Disappointment for Ramsdale Backers
Arsenal's goalkeeper Aaron Ramsdale was left sidelined as his teammate David Raya secured a clean sheet against Everton, one of the lowest-scoring teams in the Premier League. Ramsdale, the second-most popular goalkeeper in the Dream Team, was left to watch as Raya earned seven points with just one shot on target to deal with. This development raises questions about Ramsdale's future as a rotation risk.
A Telling Statement from Arteta
Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta has made it clear that Raya is too talented to sit on the bench all season. He stated, "I cannot have two players like this in one position and not play them." This puts Ramsdale in a precarious position, as Arteta seems intent on utilizing both goalkeepers throughout the season.
Timing Couldn't Be Worse
Ramsdale's backers may feel unfortunate as Arsenal's clean sheet against Everton came at the same time as Raya's debut. Last season, Raya made 154 saves in the top flight, surpassing his closest rival by ten saves. While it remains to be seen how much Raya will be sharing the load with Ramsdale, it is possible that Ramsdale will start in the upcoming Champions League match against PSV, providing an opportunity for his Dream Team supporters to earn valuable points.
Although Ramsdale has just 13 points to his name so far, there are several other goalkeepers ranked above him, including Sam Johnstone, Matt Turner, Wes Foderingham, and Neto. With at least two transfers available to Dream Team managers each Gameweek, there is no reason to stick with Arsenal's No1 for much longer.