Aaron Ramsdale, the goalkeeper for Arsenal, believes that the club’s powers above him would try to add depth to the squad this summer.
Arsenal finished fifth in the Premier League in the 21/22 season, just missing out on a place in the Champions League to Tottenham Hotspur, their North London rivals. Mikel Arteta would have been dissatisfied with the Gunners’ end of the season, as they lost vital games against Spurs and Newcastle in the run-up to the top four.
Nonetheless, Ramsdale believes that Edu and co will add talent to the roster in the coming months as they attempt to solve Arteta’s squad depth problem for good.
He said on the Seaman Says podcast, “We clearly brought in quite a few of players in the last summer window.” “I know the club pushed hard in January to bring in several players, but we just couldn’t get them over the line.”
“But it’s one of those things where hindsight is a great thing because we could have finished fourth without signing anyone and everyone would have blamed it on [the January decisions].”
Arteta does not like to talk publicly about the Gunners’ transfer plans, according to Ramsdale, but he expects the club will spend money this summer to address their squad depth issue: He went on to explain, “No, he doesn’t publicly state that.” “It’s one of those things where you’re at a football club and you hear rumors around the training ground and stuff like that.”
“However, in the summer, we’ll aim to recruit some players who will be good, and obviously, when you’re playing in Europe and the Premier League, you need a lot of squad depth.”
“Despite the fact that we didn’t have a large number of players, once they came in, I never felt – and we never felt – like we were losing any quality or anything like that.” So I think the manager did a great job in that he knew he could rely on everyone, both the ones who stayed and the ones who played.”
With more players to pick from and a new competition to contend with, the Gunners will need to use every member of the squad in some capacity next season.