There have been internal concerns at Arsenal about Aaron Ramsdale’s start to the 2023-24 season, according to the Daily Mail.
The England international goalkeeper has faced nine shots on target so far in their opening four Premier League games and shipped four goals.
It appears his 55.6% save percentage has not impressed manager Mikel Arteta, with David Raya making his debut against Everton on Sunday and keeping a clean sheet.
Fulham’s first goal in the 2-2 draw with Arsenal and Marcus Rashford’s goal in their 3-1 win over Manchester United have both been scrutinised, and the Gunners believe Ramsdale contributed to them.
The 25-year-old is now being monitored by Chelsea and Bayern Munich amid a sense that Raya was likely to overtake him at some stage this season.
The Spain international joined Arsenal on an initial loan deal from Brentford in the summer, and they are expected to activate their option to make the move permanent.
Arteta suggested that both goalies will see plenty of opportunities this season, claiming he could even substitute them during games if need be.
Arsenal begin their Champions League campaign against PSV Eindhoven on Wednesday, and while Ramsdale could return to the starting XI, whoever makes the line-up for the North London derby against Tottenham Hotspur at the Emirates on Sunday could be a huge indicator going forward.
Ramsdale will have a decision to make on his future if Raya becomes the permanent number 1, but Arteta will be looking to keep both players happy in order to keep the competition for playing chances going.