The Arsenal goalkeeper hopes to start in Andorra having made an England squad purely on merit for the first time

For Aaron Ramsdale it has been a breathless journey, with little time to take stock, but every now and then there is a tap on the shoulder – a reminder – something to offer perspective and clarity.

The 23-year-old describes the past month or so as the best he could have wished for, and no wonder. He has ousted Bernd Leno as the Arsenal first choice – much quicker than even he could have imagined after his £24m move from Sheffield United on 20 August – and his performances have helped the club restore stability after a turbulent start to the season.

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