Aaron Ramsdale’s father has come out and spoken heavily in an interview with the Highbury Squad podcast (via Metro) on the goalkeeping situation at Arsenal Football Club.
He begins by talking about Ramsdale’s dip in-game time by stating, “I did not have a clue, our family didn’t have a clue, Aaron didn’t have a clue that he was not going to carry on playing. All of a sudden he’s not being played.” This comes after Ramsdale has played limited minutes following the signing of David Raya in the summer.
Additionally, he emphasizes this by saying “You have to look at it personally and I’m probably saying too much, but Aaron is going to be the cup goalkeeper, and David Raya is going to be the main man unless something happens, an injury or a sending-off. And Aaron’s got to live with that and he is living with that even though he’s not been told it. By anybody.”
Ramsdale Sr is clearly taking issue with the lack of communication from the gaffer or any of the coaching staff.
In continuation to this, “Squads evolve all the time, nobody is going to be there forever.” He critiques the decision by arguing that “David Raya has not pulled up trees so far, let’s say he’s not going to. Even the way it’s been done, in my eyes, it’s been wrong.”
It seems that Aaron’s father thinks Ramsdale will be second-choice keeper moving forward and he is clearly unhappy with the lack of explanation given to his son.