Trevor Sinclair ‘doesn’t understand how Arsenal are run’ amid plans to make a £30million bid for goalkeeper Aaron Ramsdale…12 months after letting Emiliano Martinez go for £20million – and he has just won the Copa America!
- Arsenal plot £30m move for Aaron Ramsdale from Sheffield United
- Boss Mikel Arteta wants competition for number 1 goalkeeper Bernd Leno . enlarge
- Trevor Sinclair, speaking talkSPORT, is baffled by Arsenal’s plans
Trevor Sinclair intervened in Arsenal’s transfer strategy by insisting that Mikel Arteta’s side should never have let Emiliano Martinez leave last summer.
Arsenal are preparing to make a £30million bid for Sheffield United goalkeeper Aaron Ramsdale just one summer after letting Martinez go for £20million.
Martinez had a fantastic season for Aston Villa and recently closed a great season by helping Argentina win the Copa America.
Trevor Sinclair (right) has wondered why Arsenal let Emiliano Martinez (left) leave
Arteta wants more competition for No. 1 Bernd Leno, who last season kept a clean sheet four times less than Martinez at Villa.
For Sinclair, he no longer ‘understands’ how Arsenal are being driven off the pitch with decisions such as allowing Martinez to go cheap, one that annoys him.
“Listen, I don’t get it,” Sinclair said to Jim White and Simon Jordan talkSPORT.
“We’ve said before that Emi Martinez is going to Villa – why? He played great for Arsenal. They let their best keeper leave and now they are wary of bringing in someone to give competition to Leno.
Arsenal said to be preparing £30million offer to buy goalkeeper Aaron Ramsdale
“I just don’t understand how Arsenal is run as a football club.
“To me, that Emi Martinez should never have endured. I know he wanted to play, but let those two goalkeepers play it out for the number 1 jersey and keep it fair.”
Ramsdale, 23, was relegated to the championship with Sheffield Unitws last season after moving from Bournemouth.
But injuries to peers such as Nick Pope earned him a spot in the England squad for Euro 2020.
Mikel Arteta wants to give Bernd Leno more competition since Martinez’s exit in 2020
Arsenal are believed to be open to selling Leno, 29, should an offer come in match the £22.5 million Arsenal paid to Bayer Leverkusen in 2018.
Ramsdale is the number 1 target for Sam Johnstone, who also made West Brom the England squad for Euro 2020.
“I think that for Aaron Ramsdale will be a great move for him,” Sinclair added. “It’s a huge club Arsenal and it’s quite a high fee.”