Arsenal goalkeeper Aaron Ramsdale set for fourth England cap v Scotland

England goalkeeper Aaron Ramsdale (Photo by Joe Prior/Visionhaus via Getty Images)
England goalkeeper Aaron Ramsdale (Photo by Joe Prior/Visionhaus via Getty Images) /

England manager Gareth Southgate is finally about to make the call which fans have been making for some time now – to bench Jordan Pickford. The out-of-form Everton goalkeeper is finally set to be dropped in England’s monumental match against rivals Scotland and in his place will be the Arsenal short-stopper Aaron Ramsdale.

Arsenal star Aaron Ramsdale expected to start for England vs Scotland

It’s a switch that has been needed for some time now. Although Gareth Southgate is clearly a manager who doesn’t pay attention to current form, it’s ridiculous that even he doesn’t trust Aaron Ramsdale. After being in the Premier League team of the season last time out and picking up a nomination for the Yashin Trophy, Ramsdale is finally set for his fourth England cap.

That’s according to Sky Sports anyway, who claim that in a really significant moment, Aaron Ramsdale is predicted to start the match against Scotland tonight.

In Ramsdale’s three England caps, he has kept a clean sheet in two of them. Significantly, he kept a clean sheet against Italy. In the graphic which was pointed out by Sky Sports, Ramsdale’s most recent cap involved a 4-0 thumping by Hungary but in truth, the Three Lions were awful that day.

England came off the back of a 1-1 draw against Ukraine. It was a fairly boring qualifier but it made good viewing for Arsenal fans. After all, Declan Rice and Bukayo Saka started for England, with Zinchenko scoring the opening goal for Ukraine.

There is another Arsenal player who is eagerly anticipating a potential debut in this match and that’s Eddie Nketiah. However, since he’s low on the pecking order, it’s probably more likely to expect an appearance from Nketiah off the bench – Although, that’s nothing he isn’t used to with Arsenal.

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Are you excited to watch Aaron Ramsdale in action for England tonight?