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Aaron Ramsdale vows to become England No 1 ahead of Jordan Pickford

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The Arsenal star has made it clear he has no plans of remaining as England’s second-choice goalkeeper.

Aaron Ramsdale made his second England cap when the Three Lions met Italy on Saturday. A goalless draw saw the Arsenal keeper keeping a clean sheet at Molineux.

A brilliant season at Arsenal has earned a spot for Ramsdale behind England’s first-choice keeper Jordan Pickford. However, the 24-year-old says he will do everything to dislodge the Everton keeper from his spot in the England lineup.

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“By no means I am the second choice,” Ramsdale told talkSPORT“I am pushing me, I am pushing him [Pickford].

“If I can put performances in like that a little bit more when I get the chance, I think I will be pushing him all the way.

“The challenge is amazing, and trying to put in performances like that whenever I play will only push Jordan. I was happy with a few saves and the clean sheet.”

Ramsdale showed excellent consistency during his 2021-22 campaign at Arsenal. Despite the Gunners’ defensive struggles, the former Sheffield United keeper made 12 clean sheets in the Premier League.

Southgate will have to choose between Ramsdale and Pickford for his side’s last game in the current international break. The Three Lions must face Hungary, hoping to get out of the fourth spot on the Group A3 standings.