Exclusive: Fabrizio Romano provides reassuring Arsenal transfer update

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Fabrizio Romano has provided an update on the goalkeeper situation at Arsenal, insisting that there’s not currently anything happening in terms of Aaron Ramsdale discussing a transfer away from the club in January.

Writing exclusively for the Daily Briefing in his column this morning, Romano played down talk of Ramsdale leaving the Emirates Stadium in the middle of the season, as it’s often not the easiest time for goalkeepers on the market anyway.

Romano insists that goalkeepers tend to move as part of a domino effect, and that’s perhaps more likely in the summer, with top clubs likely to be fairly settled with their choices in the number one spot for the time being.

Arsenal fans will surely be hoping Ramsdale gets another chance to start in goal for Mikel Arteta’s side soon, with summer signing David Raya not exactly that convincing so far, so this could be seen as good news for Gunners supporters.

Aaron Ramsdale of Arsenal

“The Aaron Ramsdale situation could be one to keep open, but at the moment I’m not aware of any negotiations. The goalkeeper market is a bit different from outfield players – it’s not easy for a goalkeeper to find a top club who can guarantee playing time,” Romano said.

“If you look around the top clubs in the Premier League and Europe, almost everywhere will have a goalkeeper that they’re happy with. It’s not easy, so goalkeepers usually move in the summer, where there is a domino of goalkeepers.

“At the moment there is nothing concrete, nothing close, Arsenal are not negotiating with any club, and the idea is for Ramsdale to compete with David Raya until the end of the season. They still hope Ramsdale will accept this, and then they will make a decision in the summer transfer window.

“Still, we never know what can happen, because with things like injuries the situation can change very fast, as we saw with Kepa leaving Chelsea for his loan move to Real Madrid in the summer to replace the injured Thibaut Courtois. So it’s one to keep open, but at the moment there is no negotiation, and nothing concrete.”

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