Mills can't believe Arsenal plan to axe Ramsdale against Tottenham
Danny Mills cannot believe Mikel Arteta plans to drop Aaron Ramsdale at Arsenal.
Speaking exclusively to Football Insider, the ex-Man City and England full-back insisted there was no need to axe the in-form goalkeeper for next weekend’s north London derby against Tottenham.
Journalist Christian Falk reported on September 15 Arteta wants to bring Bernd Leno back for the visit of Spurs after giving him a two-game rest.
Ramsdale has deputised well and has kept two clean sheets against Norwich City and Burnley.
As quoted by football.london after the Burnley game, Arteta hailed the Englishman’s leadership qualities.
Asked for his verdict on the plan to replace Rasmdale with Leno next weekend, Mills told Football Insider correspondent Connor Whitley: “I don’t like it.
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“If you hit good form and you’re playing well then you say ‘Well, you’re coming out now. You need to have some time off’. But why? Why are you doing that? What’s the point?
“I don’t get it. You can’t start saying to players ‘In three games time, you’ll have that one off’. Maybe if it’s Cristiano Ronaldo and it’s a League Cup game when you say ‘You’re not going to play in that game because we probably won’t need you’.
“But as a goalkeeper, you’re not going to get fatigued so you just want to keep playing games. I think it just creates more doubt over who is the number one and who is in charge.”
Ramsdale moved to Arsenal from Sheffield United over the summer in a deal that could rise to £30million.
Leno has two years left to run on his Gunners contract.