Arsenal goalkeeper Aaron Ramsdale has been ruled of the England squad ahead of their friendlies against Switzerland and Ivory Coast.
— afcstuff (@afcstuff) March 19, 2022
While he was named in the Gareth Southgate 25 man squad ahead of the friendlies, the Arsenal keeper was missing when his side took on Aston Villa on Saturday evening.
Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta confirmed that the player will be out “for a few weeks” with the absence against Villa being the first time Ramsdale had failed to start in the Premier League since replacing Bernd Leno as first-choice keeper following a 5-0 defeat by Manchester City in August.
Most Premier League clean sheets in a season for Arsenal in the last six campaigns:
◉ 12 – Aaron Ramsdale (2021/22)
◎ 12 – Petr Cech (2016/17)
◎ 11 – Bernd Leno (2020/21)
◎ 11 – Petr Cech (2017/18)
And Arsenal have 12 games remaining. 🧤 pic.twitter.com/2eHcCTYTSR
— Squawka (@Squawka) March 13, 2022
The move will be a blow for Southgate who has already lost Liverpool full-back Trent Alexander-Arnold to a hamstring injury after he withdrew on Friday.