Darren Bent admits Arsenal player would not make it into Spurs starting XI

According to Darren Bent and Andy Goldstein, Aaron Ramsdale would struggle for game time at Tottenham Hotspur, and would not be able to replace Guglielmo Vicario as the number one keeper at the club.

Both Arsenal and Tottenham signed new goalkeepers in the summer. While the latter were in desperate need of a new first choice keeper after the downturn in form of Hugo Lloris, many would have said the Gunners were all set with Aaron Ramsdale already.

However, Mikel Arteta chose to sign David Raya from Brentford, too. The Spanish stopper had previously been linked with Spurs, but the Lilywhites moved on to Guglielmo Vicario once Brentford’s valuation proved to be too high.

We are now 12 games in to the season, and Vicario looks to have been an inspired signing by Ange Postecoglou. The Italian keeper has performed brilliantly at the back and has settled in to the Premier League swiftly.

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Would Ramsdale start for Spurs?

Meanwhile, over at Arsenal, Ramsdale is now left with a decision to make over his future, as Raya appears to be the new first choice keeper there.

Speaking on TalkSPORT, Darren Bent and Andy Goldstein insisted Ramsdale would not be able to break into the Spurs first team.

Bent said: “This is where the sticking point is, because when you look at the league table and you start thinking about Aaron Ramsdale, I think he can go pretty much… not everywhere, but there are a lot of clubs out there, I believe he’s better than their goalkeeper now.”

Goldstein then adds: “Tottenham I’d say no.”

Bent agrees, adding: “No. I’d say Villa’s, no. Martinez, good goalkeeper. Newcastle’s, I’d have [Ramsdale] over Pope… I think he’s better than Onana, and he’s better than West Ham’s goalkeepers.”

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I certainly wouldn’t start Ramsdale over Vicario. He’s a good shot stopper Ramsdale and I do think he has the quality to play for most teams in the league, but Vicario has come in and been incredible for Spurs so quickly, and he’s only going to get better.

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