After Arsenal goalkeeper and England international Aaron Ramsey showed off his trapping skills for the national team, fans called for him to play in the midfield.
“Fans have begged Arteta to play Ramsdale in midfield because he has better skills,” the Sun reported on Sunday.
Arsenal’s first-choice goalkeeper, Ramsdale recently joined the England squad to play in the A-League. Ramsdale will compete with the likes of Sam Johnstone and Jordan Pickford for the England cap.
“The England social media accounts posted a video of Ramsdale receiving the ball from Marcus Rashford and kicking it, which showed an impressive display of skill as he deftly controlled and juggled the ball,” says The Sun.
In the video, Ramsdale is shown effortlessly receiving Rashford’s powerful passes, trapping them in a series of steady traps, and then releasing them back to Rashford with precision.
The outlet added: “The footage has led Arsenal fans to suggest that Ramsdale should be pushed back into midfield. This is especially true with recent reports suggesting that David Raya could be ahead of Ramsdale in the race for a starting spot.”
Ramsdale has been a consistent first-team regular since joining Arsenal ahead of the 2021/22 campaign, but a shaky start to the season has led to speculation that he could be pushed out of the side. Fans have been clamoring for him to start, with loan signing David Raya offering more reliable saves and passing than Ramsdale from his time at Brentford.
In this situation, fans saw Ramsdale’s trapping skills and argued that he should start in midfield instead of Kai Havertz.
Haberth joined Arsenal for a whopping £65 million this summer, and although it’s early in the season, he has disappointed fans with his lack of goals and attacking work since joining the Gunners. Fans have argued that despite his price tag, the Gunners should play someone else in midfield instead.
According to reports, fans reacted to Ramsdale’s trapping video with comments such as “move him to midfield,” “he’d score more goals if he was swapped for Haberth,” and “his skills are more advanced.”
Haberth, meanwhile, had just embarrassed fans in the previous match against United by missing a scoring chance in a bizarre fumble.
In the 12th minute of the first leg against United, Arsenal defender Diogo Dalot headed away an Arsenal cross, only to find himself in the box. After collecting the ball, he immediately tried to shoot with his left foot, but couldn’t get his footing. The ball didn’t even roll a meter and he missed a perfect scoring chance. He then seemed to make amends for his mistake by winning a penalty 13 minutes into the second half, but a video assistant referee (VAR) overturned the decision and he was replaced by Biera in the 32nd minute, ending his day on a less than satisfactory note.
Fans who watched the game were very disappointed with Habertz’s miss and some took to social media to criticize him, saying “Habertz needs shooting lessons ASAP,” “Habertz is cursed!” and “Habertz is terrible.”