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Report: 23-year-old considering handing in a transfer request to force move to Arsenal

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Sheffield United star Aaron Ramsdale is considering handing in a transfer request to force through a move to Arsenal, according to The Sunday Mirror (print edition, 15th August, page 73).

The Gunners are desperate to sign a new goalkeeper. We’re one injury to Bernd Leno away from being in serious trouble in net, which is something we simply cannot afford after our terrible start to the season.

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The Athletic revealed not too long ago that talks between Arsenal and the Blades weren’t progressing. The report hinted that the Gunners would now look elsewhere, which seems to have disheartened Ramsdale.

Ramsdale hoping transfer request will get him a move to Arsenal

The report, titled ‘Ram now Gunning for a deal’, claims that the 23-year-old is desperate to join Arsenal this summer. As a result, he is considering handing in a transfer request to convince Sheffield United to accept the Gunners’ bid.

To back that up, The Daily Mail revealed today that Arsenal will go back in with yet another offer for the England goalkeeper.

The report claims that Edu and Mikel Arteta are on shaky ground after our opening day defeat to Brentford. Arsenal are not willing to wait any longer and are hoping to secure deals for Martin Odegaard and Ramsdale before the end of this week.

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The Insider’s View:

Most Arsenal fans breathed a sigh of relief when recent reports claimed that a deal for Ramsdale had collapsed. However, it now looks like it could be back on, which really doesn’t make any sense.

Don’t get us wrong, Ramsdale is not a bad goalkeeper. With some good experience under his belt, he could potentially become our number one in three or four years time, but Arsenal’s problem is the present, not the future.

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The Gunners need someone to come in and push Leno for the number one spot, just like Emi Martinez once did. That will bring the best out of both goalkeepers, but Ramsdale – based on what we’ve seen over the last two seasons – is not that player just yet.

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