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Ramsdale turns from villian to hero for Arsenal fans

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Ramsdale turns from villian to hero for Arsenal fans due to his performances. When Arsenal paid £24million to sign Aaron Ramsdale from Sheffield United in the summer of 2021, there was plenty of doubts in the mind of the fans. Ramsdale was relegated twice in a row and Arsenal fans didn’t want him at the club. Ramsdale was mocked for being the first-choice goalkeeper in successive relegations. He conceded a combined 128 goals across their relegation campaigns. 

The switch that turned Ramsdale from a villian to a hero

Ramsdale always was a well rounded keeper. Not only he can make great save but also is good with the ball at his feet. If Arsenal go on to win the Premier League his performance at Anfield could be a reason. He stellar performance helped Arsenal get a rare point from Anfield.

The England goalkeeper was at full stretch to stop a Mohamed Salah effort from curling in. Few minutes later, he had gone across his goal to deny Ibrahima Konate from the closest of all ranges. Mikel Arteta hailed those stops as two that could be the difference in a tense title race. Mikel Arteta went on to say ;

“When you concede at the end, it’s always like two dropped points. But Liverpool had four big chances and could have scored a penalty”

“You also need your goalkeeper in title races – you need magic moments from your keeper – and Aaron was there for us, just like Alisson has been for Liverpool so many times. But we look at ourselves in the mirror and could have done better with some big chances.

We started well in the first few minutes [of the second half] but then lost control. It became a very transitional game, very chaotic. Liverpool could score three or four, but it is true we could have scored two or three, so maybe at the end the score is fair.”

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