England manager Gareth Southgate is monitoring Burnley keeper James Trafford ahead of next summer’s European Championship with Arsenal star Aaron Ramsdale currently struggling for playing minutes, reports the Daily Mail.
The Gunners goalie has been the Three Lions’ second choice behind his Everton counterpart Jordan Pickford, but there are bound to be questions over his position in the national team if he is not playing regularly.
Spain international David Raya has started the last three games across all competitions for Arsenal since he joined from a season-long loan from Brentford in the summer.
Ramsdale is expected to start when the North Londoners take on the Bees in the third round of the Carabao Cup on Wednesday.
However, he is unlikely to force his way back into the Arsenal starting XI anytime soon.
Raya is expected to return to the line-up when Premier League action resumes against Bournemouth on Saturday and for the crucial league clash against Manchester City on October 8.
Ramsdale will likely have to settle for a place on the bench and in the cup competitions going forward, which could affect his chances of making it to the Euros.
Trafford has played all five Premier League games for Burnley this term and is slowly establishing himself as a top-flight star.
The former Manchester City goalkeeper joined the Clarets this summer after impressing during loan spells in League One with Bolton Wanderers and Accrington Stanley.
While Burnley has struggled this term, the 20-year-old has impressed with some of his saves and also boasts excellent distribution.
Trafford caught the eyes at the European Under-21 Championship in June, not conceding a goal throughout the tournament to help Lee Carsley’s side to victory.
His heroics have impressed Southgate, and Ramsdale could find himself out of the England team if he keeps struggling for playing opportunities at Arsenal.