Ramsdale in line to start for Arsenal vs Brentford with Raya ineligible

Aaron Ramsdale is in line for a return to Arsenal's Premier League starting line-up on Saturday, with David Raya ineligible to face his parent club Brentford.

Raya has started every Premier League and Champions League game for the Gunners since the September international break, usurping Ramsdale as Arsenal's No 1 goalkeeper in the process.

Raya is on loan from Brentford - with a view to making the temporary deal permanent next summer for £30m - and Premier League rules state that loan players cannot play against their parent clubs.

As a result the Spaniard is unavailable for Arsenal this weekend, meaning Ramsdale could get his chance to start in goal in the Premier League for the Gunners again on Saturday evening.

Estonian goalkeeper Karl Hein, who has only featured in one competitive game for Arsenal, is the only other first-team goalkeeper available to Arteta.

Ramsdale has only played twice for Arsenal since his last Premier League outing on September 3, a 3-2 win over Manchester United - both have come in the Carabao Cup.

One of those games was, coincidentally, an away trip to Brentford, with Ramsdale impressing with a string of saves in a 1-0 win. The other game saw the England international concede three in the Carabao Cup fourth round loss at West Ham on November 1.