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Leave Arsenal now — Former Spurs player warns Arsenal star



Leave Arsenal now -- Former Spurs player warns Arsenal star

There is no love lost between Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur but former Spurs shot-stopper, Brad Friedel is looking beyond that hostility to warn Aaron Ramsdale over what remaining at the Emirates could do to his career.

Brad Friedel has weighed in on the controversy surrounding the future of Arsenal shot-stopper Aaron Ramsdale, and in his words, he did not mince words.

Friedel urged the Englishman to seek opportunities elsewhere this summer.

In a recent interview with Sky Sports, Friedel delved into the rationale behind Mikel Arteta’s preference for David Raya over Ramsdale in Arsenal’s goalkeeping hierarchy.

Ramsdale, who emerged as Arteta’s first-choice goalkeeper last season, played a pivotal role in Arsenal’s pursuit of the Premier League title. However, the arrival of Raya on loan from Brentford last summer saw a shift in dynamics, with the Spaniard swiftly usurping Ramsdale between the posts at the Emirates Stadium.

Friedel emphasized the significance of statistical analysis in evaluating the goalkeepers, noting Raya’s notable edge in shot prevention metrics.

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“I think the stats back Mikel Arteta’s decision. I mean, it’s close. We are talking about two fantastic goalkeepers,” Friedel commented.

He highlighted Raya’s agility and adeptness in dealing with crosses and sweeping up play, suggesting that these attributes might align better with Arsenal’s style of play and hence influence Arteta’s preference.

Friedel acknowledged Ramsdale’s talents but stressed the importance of regular playing time for the goalkeeper’s development and career progression.

“He should be playing somewhere and I’m sure he will be able to find a place to go. They are two very, very talented goalkeepers,” Friedel remarked