Mikel Arteta has informed his star player, who is a regular starter, that he will lose his starting spot as a result of what happened last night.
After Brentford’s triumph, he could be the next Arsenal starter to lose his place.
Following Wednesday’s Carabao Cup triumph against Brentford, Arsenal star Ben White could be next in line to lose his starting spot.
Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta has demonstrated his ruthlessness by appointing David Raya as his No. 1 over Aaron Ramsdale.
Following Takehiro Tomiyasu’s performance against Brentford on Wednesday, Ben White might be the next starter to lose his place.
Few expected Ramsdale to leave the team after the international break. After starting Arsenal’s first four Premier League games, he had only recently played for England in their 3-1 triumph over Scotland.
But he was dropped by Goodison Park in favor of summer signing Raya. Arteta reiterated that he will continue to rotate his goalkeepers and choose the best one for each encounter.
Raya, on the other hand, started Arsenal’s first Champions League encounter in almost six years against PSV Eindhoven, as well as the north London derby against Tottenham on Sunday. Ramsdale reappeared in the Carabao Cup against Brentford, implying that he has been demoted to a cup keeper for the time being.
Arteta is always striving to enhance individual positions, but he won’t be able to do so until January. He can, however, seek within, and Tomiyasu could be the latest recipient.
Tomiyasu joined Arsenal from Bologna in 2021 and quickly became a fan favorite. He spent the majority of his debut season as a right-back before being sidelined by injury in January 2022.
He was still struggling with fitness and missed the start of his second season in England. This allowed Ben White the opportunity to build a claim at right-back, a position he had rarely played for Arsenal before.
With the formation of William Saliba’s collaboration with Gabriel, White was forced to find a new role in Arteta’s team. He slotted in immediately on the right side of defense, and Tomiyasu had no clear route back.
Tomiyasu had to make do with cameo appearances, typically at left-back in the absence of Oleksandr Zinchenko, before a knee injury in March forced him to miss the rest of the season. But he appears to be back to full shape and form now.
With Zinchenko injured again, he started this season at left-back and was maybe unlucky to get sent off at Crystal Palace. Zinchenko will begin now that he is fit.
However, in order for Tomiyasu to make the team, White may have to leave. White hasn’t started the season as well as he did last year, and he might have already lost his starting spot if Jurrien Timber hadn’t suffered a devastating knee injury on the first day.
White isn’t having a bad game, but neither is Ramsdale. However, Tomiyasu’s performance against Brentford served as a reminder of his abilities.
At the time of writing, the 24-year-old was leading the player-of-the-match vote on the Arsenal website with more than 56%. He started the game in the centre of defense, a position he excelled at recently for Japan against Germany.
When White was removed, he switched to right-back before changing into a back three as Arsenal earned a narrow victory in west London. Arsenal is suffering defensively at home in the Premier League, surrendering in every game thus far, and White has frequently been caught out on the right side.
William Saliba and Zinchenko are unlikely to be replaced, while Gabriel has performed admirably since his return to the team. If Arteta believes Tomiyasu can create the necessary difference, White may be the unhappy party.