Arsenal are considering selling long-term first choice goalkeeper Bernd Leno as a result of Aaron Ramsdale’s arrival this summer from Sheffield United.
Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta made a surprise selection on Saturday as he chose to start Ramsdale over Leno who had been the club’s number 1 for years.
Aaron Ramsdale was impressive against Norwich as he kept a clean sheet that helped Arsenal to their first Premier League win of the season. 1-0 it ended in favour of the Gunners on Saturday.
The Daily Mail now reports that Mikel Arteta is prepared to stick with Ramsdale as first choice after being impressed with the English goalkeeper’s performances and this means Arsenal would have to sell Bernd Leno.
Ramsdale was initially signed to be Arsenal’s number 1, not now but until the end of the season but things seem to have accelerated quicker than expected as Ramsdale seems to be outshining Leno already.
Arsenal would however prefer to sell Leno next summer instead of January. The German goalkeeper’s current contract expires in 2023 and the Gunners must cash out next summer to avoid letting him go for free.
No offers have been reportedly made for the German goalkeeper though, but offers from top teams would definitely come if things remain as they are.