In response, Arteta stated that he empathizes with every player who isn’t in the starting lineup but emphasized that his role as the manager is to make decisions regarding the team’s lineup.
Arteta replied: “I suffer with every player who’s not playing but my job is to make decisions.
“He’s [Ramsdale] been very supportive and that’s what I expect from every player. So far he’s been really, really good.
“In my tummy when you have players looking and you have to announce the line up it’s the hardest thing. You want players to feel loved and trusted.
“Yes it is hard. But with other players it’s the same. He’s an exceptional character. We know his charisma and the aura around him.”
The upcoming North London derby is indeed a crucial fixture, and Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta will have to make a decision on who to start as the goalkeeper. The choice of the goalkeeper for such an important match will be a key decision that could impact the outcome of the game.