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Aaron Ramsdale could be set for Arsenal exit in January

Arsenal goalkeeper Aaron Ramsdale could be set for an exit in the January transfer window, according to a report from The Times

The 25-year-old has struggled for regular games this season and has managed only five league starts thus far. Mikel Arteta has used David Raya as the first-choice goalkeeper, and that situation is unlikely to change.

Newcastle United are keen to sign Ramdale and he could become an option for them in January. The Times claims that Ramsdale is open to leaving Arsenal when the window opens next month.

What has made the matter worse is that he could lose his spot in the England national team after being told by Gareth Southgate that he needs to play regularly.

Ramsdale has a contract at the club until 2026.  He has an option of an extra season, worth more than £100,000 a week, but it looks increasingly likely that he will leave in January.

Financial Fair Play problems

Arteta has suggested that he wants to keep Ramsdale with him as he needs two quality goalkeepers for the rest of the season to challenge for the Premier League title.

The Spaniard has also suggested that the club will do everything to keep Ramsdale happy so that he can play for his national side as well.

The Times claims that at some point Arteta will have to sell some of his players as they are close to Financial Fair Play limits.

The Gunners have spent a net £460 million in total in the past three seasons, starting from 2020-21, and they could be willing to offload Ramsdale if the right offer comes on their way.

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