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Aaron Ramsdale is getting ready to nab Bernd Leno’s spot as Arsenal’s number one stopper. 

The £24million summer signing is thought to have impressed Mikel Arteta with his performance in the Gunners 1-0 against Norwich 

And SunSport’s Mark Irwin says the keeper only found out he would be starting against the Canaries on the eve of the game itself.  

Ramsdale, 23, said: “It’s my responsibility to force him to carry on picking me, which is something I have to do on a daily basis.

“Now me and Bernd will be competing in a good, healthy way. We’ve got to continue that competitiveness on the training ground and I have to try to stay in the team.

Meanwhile, Charlie Patino is rumoured be in line for promotion into Arsenal’s first-team squad, according to reports. 

The England Under-17 starlet is thought to have impressed with his performances up top for the Gunners Under-23s. 

The 17-year-old netted a sensational goal for the team during their 3-1 win against Man United Under-23s on Saturday. 

And reports claim he humiliated Dean Henderson and Phil Jones whilst doing so. 

Elsewhere Hector Bellerin is thought to have made a sly dig at Arsenal’s competitive edge ahead of Real Betis’s clash with Celtic in the Europa League on Thursday. 

The Gunners full-back is currently on loan for one season at the Spanish club following a temporary move this summer. 

Bellerin told the Daily Record: “We have already watched the derby against Rangers and that result puts pressure on Celtic.

“If we can dominate the ball against them, we can get the win we need.

“I’ve left Arsenal to win things with Real Betis. I’m not here for a holiday.”

And Italian football expert Fabrizio Romano claims Arsenal’s failure to sell Alexandre Lacazette derailed their efforts to sign ex-Chelsea starlet Tammy Abraham.

The Blues forward was heavily linked with the club before sealing a £34million move to Jose Mourinho’s Roma. 

Romano told his Here We Go podcast: “They were really, really pushing and pushing, they were trying in every possible way.

“So, Arsenal were really convinced that they had a chance to sign Tammy Abraham but in football, it is not easy to change the mind of the players.”

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