Agbonlahor: Arteta 'asking to be stoned' after Arsenal plan v Tottenham reported
Gabby Agbonlahor has claimed Mikel Arteta is “asking to be stoned by Arsenal fans” if he drops Aaron Ramsdale against Tottenham.
Speaking exclusively to Football Insider, the ex-Aston Villa and England attacker insisted Ramsdale’s should be Arsenal’s number one and only dropped for cup games.
Journalist Christian Falk reported last week (September 15) Arteta planned to start the summer signing against Norwich City and Burnley before bringing Bernd Leno back for the north London derby.
Ramsdale has performed admirably in his two Premier League appearances as Arsenal ran out 1-0 winners against both Norwich and Burnley.
Asked whether Arteta will keep with his plan given the 23-year-old’s recent displays, Agbonlahor told Football Insider correspondent Connor Whitley: “No chance.
“100 per cent he’ll change his mind. He’s asking to be stoned by Arsenal fans if he does that.
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“Arsenal against Burnley were outstanding and Ramsdale was outstanding.
“You can’t just keep changing goalkeepers it’s absolute nonsense. The only reason you should change a keeper is for cup games or injuries.
“You bring in Leno tomorrow for the game against AFC Wimbledon but you don’t keep changing your keeper for league games.
“If you ask keepers they would be fuming. They want consistency in goal, you get that from playing regularly not getting changed every three or four games.
“There’s no chance he drops Ramsdale. Leno will play in the cup and Ramsdale will be back for the north London derby.
“Ramsdale’s the number one. Until he goes through a bad run of form he’s the number one.”