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Arsenal goalkeeper Aaron Ramsdale loses fight for No. 1 spot.

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LONDON, ENGLAND - JANUARY 20: Aaron Ramsdale of Arsenal in action during the Carabao Cup Semi Final Second Leg match between Arsenal and Liverpool at Emirates Stadium on January 20, 2022 in London, England. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)

Aaron Ramsdale vs Jordan Pickford? Who’s England No.1 for 2022 FIFA World Cup. 

Arsenal goalkeeper Aaron Ramsdale has been the talk of the town to represent England between the sticks in Qatar 2022 2022 amid Jordan Pickford demoralizing form.

Jordan Pickford has been England’s No 1 for the last two major tournaments, but the form of Aaron Ramsdale for Arsenal has sparked a debate about who Gareth Southgate’s best goalkeeping option is ahead of 2022 FIFA World Cup.

The Toffees keeper has been Gareth Southgate’s first choice keeper in the last two major tournaments, keeping the likes of Nick Pope and Sam Johnstone out of the starting XI.

But as he kept leaking goals, the Gunners’ new No.1, Ramsdale, was turning heads after usurping Bernd Leno in style at the Emirates.

Arsenal are challenging for Champions League qualification with the 23-year-old between the sticks, and the young keeper was soon touted to be England‘s next first choice stopper.

Aaron Ramsdale vs Jordan Pickford? Who's England No.1 for 2022 FIFA World Cup. 
Ramsdale made his England debut in 10-0 victory over San Marino in November.(Image:Getty)

This was the case for Leicester manager Brendan Rodgers in March following impressive dive to deny Harvey Barnes’ header.

“For me he’s the best English keeper at the moment. He’s top. His progression since he came to Arsenal, he’s dealt with that really well. He’s got a really nice calmness to his game.”

However, it seems the debate is over as Pickford shakes off challenge from Arsenal’s Aaron Ramsdale with stellar displays against Chelsea and Leicester to save Everton season and England No.1 spot.

His saves against Chelsea and Leicester in their last two games have reignited Everton’s survival hopes as well as his chances of remaining as England’s goalkeeper at the upcoming World Cup.

His double-save against Chelsea and acrobatically stopping Leicester Nampalys Mendy helped his side claim a vital six points which have aided their climb out of the relegation zone.

His rise in form, coupled with his improved discipline and passion for the game demonstrate that Pickford still very much deserves to be Southgate’s go-to man.

Aaron Ramsdale vs Jordan Pickford? Who's England No.1
Aaron Ramsdale vs Jordan Pickford? Who’s England No.1

Pickford has tended to be the number one goalkeeper for England and with Aaron Ramsdale off-form, he’s the rightful No 1 to don the England shirt in Qatar.

He was brilliant as they reached the World Cup semi-final in 2018, and the Euro 2020 final three years later and will be looking to retain his position in Qatar 2022.

 

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