Arsenal are currently exploring a move for Brentford goalkeeper David Raya, in a series of moves which could see Matt Turner join Nottingham Forest.

There has been anything but calmness when it comes to the ever-changing goalkeeping roster at the club under Mikel Arteta, which has seen at least one different option join and depart the squad in each season of his tenure.

An astonishing seven goalkeepers have appeared in competitive matches in Arteta’s reign since the Spaniard joined in late 2019, and there has been a big range in performance levels from these players.

With it now unclear who will be Arsenal’s number one next season, Arteta’s goalkeepers have now been ranked from worst to best, purely for their performances whilst in a Gunners shirt.

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7. Runar Alex Runarsson

There was plenty of surprise when the Iceland international joined as a backup in 2020, and in just six appearances he showed that he could not be relied upon at all.

A particularly bad performance against Manchester City in the Carabao Cup ended his chances of success at Arsenal, and he has embarked on a number of loans since.

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6. Karl Hein

The Estonia international has come through the youth academy at Arsenal, and was handed his first-team debut in the Carabao Cup last season.

An unlucky slip helped Brighton score in a 3-1 loss, but he is still likely to remain as third choice going forward.

5. Mat Ryan

The Australia international arrived completely out of the blue on loan from Brighton in January 2021, as a second choice option to replace Runarsson.

He played fairly well in his three appearances, but not well enough to earn himself a permanent move.

4. Matt Turner

The USA number one replaced Bernd Leno as number two and has conceded just three goals in his seven appearances so far.

The 29-year-old is a more than capable backup, but it seems unlikely that he will ever compete for a starting spot.

3. Emi Martinez

Martinez was handed a rare chance towards the end of his nearly decade-long Arsenal career and grabbed it with both hands, proving crucial as the Gunners lifted the FA Cup, before joining Aston Villa.

He has since won the World Cup, and has bemoaned his lack of opportunities in North London until Arteta called upon him.

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2. Bernd Leno

The German was a solid performer for Arsenal, with his shot-stopping ability earning praise, and there was plenty of surprise when Arteta decided to replace him.

Leno dropped down to the bench before being sold to Fulham last season and was one of Arsenal’s better players during a difficult period for the club.

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1. Aaron Ramsdale

There is no surprise who ranks as number one. Fans were initially outraged when Ramsdale was signed from AFC Bournemouth, and he replaced fan-favourite Leno almost instantly.

His ability with the ball is what made him the preferred choice to Leno, and despite the occasional error, the 25-year-old has performed very well in his two seasons as first choice. Even with the links to Raya, there is a feeling that Ramsdale will, at least initially, retain his spot in the side, having recently extended his contract.

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