Robinson 'cannot believe' what Arteta is doing to Leno and Ramsdale after Arsenal journalist reveal
Paul Robinson is baffled by Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta’s handling of his goalkeepers.
Speaking exclusively to Football Insider, the former England number one claimed the 39-year-old is “unsettling” Bernd Leno and Aaron Ramsdale with his actions.
Leno was dropped from the Premier League starting XI on Saturday, with Ramsdale preferred for the 1-0 over Norwich City.
According to Bild‘s Christian Falk (September 15th), Leno has been told by Arteta that he will have a break of two games before returning between the sticks for the north London derby a week on Sunday.
Robinson insisted Arteta needs to decide on a number one a stick with it.
“I cannot understand what he’s doing,” he told Football Insider‘s Dylan Childs.
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“As a goalkeeper, there is always a pecking order. There is always a one, two and a three, whether that be in training or in a match. In training, your number one always goes first in drills. There is a pecking order and there always has been.
“A big part of being a goalkeeper is confidence and mentality. Goalkeepers need to know that they are number one. You do not want to play every week knowing that you might not play the week after. It is the one position where you have a player who is guaranteed to play. If you are changing the goalkeeper every week it is unsettling.
“It is difficult for both keepers. I think it’s a very difficult for Leno and Ramsdale at Arsenal right now. I would never have wanted to have been rotated and changed on a weekly basis.
“One is better than the other so Arteta needs to make a decision as to who his number one is.”