Aaron Ramsdale set to MISS game against Chelsea as Arsenal keeper and wife expect firstborn

Ramsdale has been replaced by Raya at Arsenal.


Aaron Ramsdale set to MISS game against Chelsea as Arsenal keeper and wife expect firstborn

Aaron Ramsdale and Georgina Irwin (via The Sun)

Arsenal‘s brilliant start to the season is set to come under test on Saturday. Mikel Arteta‘s side are unbeaten this season in the Premier League. The Gunners have managed to rack up 20 points from their first 8 games and are second in the League. Arsenal are up against Chelsea as the top clubs in London are set to battle it out. Moreover, a win would see them rise to 1st in the table.

Arsenal #1 Aaron Ramsdale, however, is set to miss the game. The 25-year-old and his wife, Georgina Irwin, are expecting their firstborn baby. Fans are in good hopes for the couple. Unfortunately, his wife, Georgina had a miscarriage earlier this year, as the player revealed. Earlier in June, the couple announced that they were expecting a baby.

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In a video captioned ‘Half of me, half of you’, the couple shared a video of a positive pregnancy test. However, Ramsdale later announced in August that his wife had suffered a miscarriage during a flight. Therefore, the news of his wife expecting to deliver their firstborn comes as pleasant news to the footballing world.

Moreover, Arsenal #1 has received plenty of messages offering their congratulations and support. Fans expect a win against Chelsea on the evening, as a tribute to Ramsdale and his wife.

Aaron Ramsdale opens up about losing Arsenal’s #1 spot

The Arsenal #1 has recently fallen out of favor with Mikel Arteta. The 25-year-old started the majority of games last season. He was also the first choice between the sticks for Arteta, until recently. However, the Englishman has seen himself relegated to the bench for the major part of this season. The player opened up about his situation on the bench.

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Arsenal's Ramsdale and Raya in training
Ramsdale and Raya in training (Via X/@ESPNUK)
Whether it is me or David who plays we need to be able to just focus and play. But at the same time, it's a strange, big headline and it's one that we're working through as a club.
Aaron Ramsdale talks about the competition for Arsenal’s goalkeeper position via The Daily Mail

Spaniard David Raya has ‘usurped’ Ramsdale’s spot as Arteta’s go-to choice. The 28-year-old is on loan from Brentford. Moreover, he has managed to keep 3 clean sheets this season.

Solid performances in goal meant that he quickly became Arteta’s favorite. Camera’s have then been aimed at the player, for his reactions on the bench. Ramsdale was seen applauding Raya for a save.

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