The Arsenal player has revealed that he has been playing with a fractured bone since the World Cup.
Aaron Ramsdale, goalkeeper for Arsenal, has disclosed that he has been playing with a fractured knuckle since the World Cup.
The 24-year-old has been in superb form for Mikel Arteta’s side this season, helping them to the top of the Premier League standings.
Ramsdale was included to England’s World Cup team but did not play, with Jordan Pickford being Gareth Southgate’s first option between the sticks.
Ramsdale stated on The Fellas podcast: “I’ll tell you something about those gloves: there’s no space between the two middle fingers.
“I damaged my knuckle at the World Cup, so I’ve had to play with gloves like that since then.”
Ramsdale also shared his thoughts on new £27 million acquisition Leandro Trossard, noting that the winger wants to debut as soon as possible.
“I broke my knuckle at the World Cup, so I’ve had to play, since the World Cup, with gloves like that.”
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Ramsdale also offered his opinion on new £27million signing Leandro Trossard, believing that the winger is aiming to secure a starting role as soon as possible.
“Trossard is coming in to take someone’s place in his head. It might look like he is coming to be part of the squad, but deep down like I was with [Bernd] Leno,” Ramsdale said.
“Like I’ve come to take Leno’s pace, he’s coming to take one of the front three player’s place.
“So if you start saying, ‘oh by the way we’ve signed Trossard’ before it happens, one of them front three might go, ‘hang on a minute’.”
On Friday, Arsenal will meet Manchester City in the FA Cup last 16, pitting the Premier League’s first and second-place teams against each other for the first time this season.
The North London club will be looking for a repeat of the 2019/2020 semi-final, in which they defeated Pep Guardiola’s men 2-0 before going on to defeat Chelsea in the final.