Bye-bye: Arsenal Must Cash in on “Phenomenal” Fan Favorite Who Earns More Than Trossard

In recent years, Arsenal Football Club have undergone a remarkable transformation under Mikel Arteta’s leadership. From a team once deemed hopeless, they now consistently contend for Premier League titles.

This journey has involved strategic signings and the departure of some older players. While the squad has notably improved, there’s still a need to release certain individuals, including one earning more than Leandro Trossard.

Aaron Ramsdale’s Arsenal Career

Goalkeeper Aaron Ramsdale, acquired by the Gunners from Sheffield United in 2021 for approximately £30 million, sparked initial skepticism due to his recent relegation with the Blades and Bernd Leno’s established role at the Emirates.

Nevertheless, Ramsdale swiftly proved his worth, impressing both Arteta and Edu Gaspar with standout performances, notably against Leicester City, earning praise from former Arsenal keeper David Seaman as phenomenal keeper.

By the conclusion of the 2021/22 season, Ramsdale’s capability as Arsenal’s primary goalkeeper was undeniable. Despite occasional setbacks, such as his mistake against Southampton, he showcased his talent, particularly in crucial matches like against Anfield.

However, doubts emerged about Ramsdale’s ability to handle a title challenge, prompting Arteta’s surprising move to recruit David Raya from Brentford last summer.

Although Arteta claimed both keepers were equal, Raya’s consistent starting position throughout the season highlighted a shift in hierarchy, with Ramsdale making only 11 appearances compared to Raya’s 40.

Ultimately, Ramsdale’s tenure as Arsenal’s primary goalkeeper appears to be at its end, particularly considering his substantial wages, necessitating his departure in the upcoming summer transfer window.

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Aaron Ramsdale’s Wages at Arsenal

Capology reports that Ramsdale earns approximately £120,000 per week while at the Emirates, making him the top-earning backup goalkeeper among the traditional ‘big six’ clubs.

Big six backup keepers’ wages
PositionPlayerWageClub
1Aaron Ramsdale£120k-per-weekArsenal
2Fraser Forster£75K-per-weekTottenham Hotspur
3Robert Sanchez£60k-per-weekChelsea
4Stefan Ortega£55k-per-weekManchester City
5Altay Bayındır£35k-per-weekManchester United
6Caoimhín Kelleher£10k-per-weekLiverpool
All Wages via Capology

In contrast, he earns £30k more per week than Leandro Trossard, whose weekly wage stands at £90k.

While Trossard may not have cause for complaint regarding his earnings, it does raise eyebrows that he earns significantly less than the backup goalkeeper, considering his impactful contributions to the club since transferring from Brighton & Hove Albion last year.

Trossard’s Arsenal career
Season2022/232023/24
Appearances2245
Goals117
Assists102
Goal Involvements per Match0.50.42
All Stats via Transfermarkt

Overall, the ex-Seagulls star has netted 18 goals and assisted 12 times in 67 appearances for the North London side. Recently, he’s emerged as a vital component in Arteta’s favored starting XI.

Despite Ramsdale’s commendable performances in two seasons as a regular starter for Arsenal, his decline in status alongside his high wages underscores the necessity of parting ways in the upcoming summer, despite his popularity among fans.

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