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The Insider's View: Attempting to replace 29-year-old with error-prone ace is a bad decision from Arsenal

Aaron Ramsdale is close to completing his £24m + £6m in add ons transfer to Arsenal.

But, there is a major issue with signing the 23-year-old.

What’s the story?

According to David Ornstein, the shot-stopper is on the verge of an agreement over a move to the Emirates Stadium.

The £6m add ons will only come into effect if the player becomes number one in north London.

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Meanwhile, he’s been offered a four-year contract with the option of another season.

All of this means Arsenal are on the cusp of signing a player who has endured relegation in each of the last two Premier League campaigns.

And it doesn’t seem to have gone down well with the Emirates Stadium faithful.

Ramsdale was forced to limit the comments on his Instagram amid abuse from some ‘fans’ of the club.

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Bad move from Arsenal: Ramsdale is error-prone, just like Leno

If the signing of Alex Runarsson told us anything, it was to steer clear of an error-prone goalkeeper.

The Icelandic international’s shocking ability between the sticks was the reason Bernd Leno managed to last the entire season.

And the lack of competition really hampered the German as he made errors throughout the year.

His poor passing ability was on full show last year, especially in the Europa League.

One of his worst mistakes came during the 2-1 win over Rapid Vienna, where he passed straight to an opposition player. He was duly punished as the Austrian side took the lead.

And now Arsenal are closing in on a move for Ramsdale, who is just a mistake-ridden as his soon-to-be new teammate.

The Englishman was error-strewn last season as he suffered relegation with Sheffield United. He made the second-most errors leading to goals in the division, behind only Alisson and Kepa Arrizabalaga.

Yet, Mikel Arteta sees him as a potential number one to replace Leno? Something is going extremely wrong at Arsenal.

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