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Raya’s performance is Ramsdale’s surest sign to leave; Arsenal already eyeing possible replacement

Raya’s performance is Ramsdale’s surest sign to leave; Arsenal already eyeing possible replacement

He was the man of the hour on Tuesday night but Raya’s performance is Ramsdale’s surest sign to leave. He saved two spot kicks that sent Arsenal into the quarter final of the Champions League. Cameras later showed Raya celebrating with Ramsdale and the rest of the players and staff at the end.

When the smoke clears, it would have been obvious that after THAT Raya performance, Ramsdale’s time at Arsenal was effectively over.

What does it say?

Ramsdale must have looked at himself after his error at the weekend and wondered how it got to this point. No one would have been happier that his team managed to secured all three points at the death.

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But the questions still remain. Would he have made the mistake if he played regularly?. Does his mistake show why Arteta trusts Raya above him? Should he leave at the end of the season?

If those questions weren’t already answered, the game on Wednesday puts all the doubts to bed. Raya was quickly restored between the sticks after missing in the weekend due to Loanee eligibility policy. It leaves no doubt in anyone’s mind who Arteta truly trusts to deliver on a consistent basis.

Also Raya’s performance in the game must have been the final nail in the coffin of his Arsenal career. Ramsdale must have watched that performance and wished it was him delivering like that on Arsenal’s biggest football night in 14 years instead. The performance, great for the team, is ominous for him.

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Ramsdale has already reportedly decided to leave Arsenal in the summer. That is the right decision for a goal keeper of his caliber. It is the right thing, if he wants to features in Gareth Southgate’s plans. It’s now been put out there that Raya’s performance is Ramsdale’s surest sign to leave.

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