Gary Neville blames Mikel Arteta for Aaron Ramsdale mistake vs Brentford
Posted by  badge Boss on Nov 26, 2023 - 08:59PM
Aaron Ramsdale came very close to gifting Brentford a first-half goal (Picture: Getty)

has pointed the finger at boss for ’s first-half mistake against Brentford on Saturday.

The goalkeeper came very close to gifting the Bees a goal after taking an age to do anything with the ball under no pressure from a Gabriel Magalhaes backpass.

Ramsdale was closed down and dispossessed by Yoane Wissa, with Bryan Mbeumo’s shot cleared off the line and Wissa putting the rebound wide.

The Arsenal goalkeeping situation has been one of the most talked about stories of this season with Ramsdale losing his No.1 spot to David Raya.

Arsenal signed Raya on loan from Brentford in the summer , Arteta was forced to throw Ramsdale back into the XI for the clash at the Gtech Community Stadium.

Neville feels that Arteta’s decision to have two goalkeepers competing against each other led to Ramsdale’s error against Thomas Frank’s side.

‘This is what happens when you have [two] keepers eating each other!’ Neville posted on X, formerly known as Twitter. ‘You put them both under pressure.’

Speaking ahead of the match, Arsenal manager praised Ramsdale  after the  after being dropped.

Ramsdale was stunned by  on loan from  in the summer, .

During the recent international break, Ramsdale’s father, Nick,  and questioned why his son was offered a new contract in May when the plan was to sign Raya just three months later.