Gabriel Agbonlahor has urged Aaron Ramsdale to leave Arsenal in January in order to retain his place in the England squad for next summer's European Championships. The 25-year-old goalkeeper has been heavily linked with an exit from the Emirates Stadium following his omission from the starting lineup against Everton and PSV Eindhoven.
After keeping just one clean sheet in the Gunners' first four Premier League fixtures this season, Mikel Arteta has now put his trust in David Raya between the sticks. The Spaniard's decision to drop Ramsdale in two crucial games has raised a few eyebrows to say the least – and now he faces an uncertain future in north London.
According to the Daily Mail, the England international's future is being 'closely monitored' by Chelsea and Bayern Munich. The report states that the Blues remain open to further bolstering their goalkeeping options, while the German giants are looking for a long-term successor to Manuel Neuer, who turns 38 in March.
Speaking on talkSPORT, Agbonlahor has encouraged Ramsdale to begin exploring his options ahead of the winter transfer window amid fears that he could be replaced in the England squad. The Gunners ace has been regularly called up by Gareth Southgate in recent times, although Jordan Pickford seemingly remains first-choice.
«Ramsdale will be in the horrors now,» said the former Aston Villa striker. «The Euros are coming he’s thinking to himself I’ve just played for England I’ve got a chance now.
»Now he probably won’t even get on the plane. Dean Henderson left Manchester United and has gone to Crystal Palace and he’s got a task to get Sam Johnstone out of the side.
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