Mills: Arsenal playing dangerous game as Ramsdale reportedly tells friends Arteta's plan
Mikel Arteta should pick a first-choice goalkeeper at Arsenal and stick with it, according to Danny Mills.
Speaking exclusively to Football Insider, the ex-Leeds United and England full-back insisted “chopping and changing is unnecessarily disruptive” to the defence.
As quoted by football.london today (September 9), Arteta claimed he had “two really good” keepers and that is what he was aiming for.
The Sun reported on September 5 Aaron Ramsdale has told friends he thinks he will start this weekend’s bottom of the table clash with Norwich City.
It comes after Bernd Leno shipped five against Manchester City just before the international break.
Leno has started all three Premier League games so far this term while Ramsdale made his debut in the Carabao Cup victory over West Brom.
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“I don’t like it where you’ve got to number one-and-halfs,” Mills told Football Insider correspondent Connor Whitley.
“I always liked it and I know the goalkeepers always liked it where you say ‘You’re number one and you’re going to play’.
“You get that understanding with your defenders, you build that relationship. You know what you’re goalkeeper is going to do, where his position is likely to be when a cross comes in, you know where he is likely to throw and kick the ball. All these tiny little details.
“If you keep chopping and changing it’s unnecessarily disruptive.”
Ramsdale moved to the Emirates from Sheffield United this summer in a deal that could rise to £30million with add-ons.
The 23-year-old signed a four-year deal with the Gunners.