Pundit: ‘Outstanding’ Arsenal star can help them win ‘big trophies’

Lewis Oldham
Bosnich praises Arsenal star Ramsdale

Former Manchester United goalkeeper Mark Bosnich has suggested that Arsenal star Aaron Ramsdale can help win the Londoners “big trophies” in the future.

After having spells at Bournemouth and Sheffield United, Ramsdale joined the Gunners this summer for a fee that could rise to £30m.

The Englishman has moved ahead of Bernd Leno in the pecking order as he has started Arsenal’s last seven games in the Premier League.

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Arsenal are unbeaten in these seven games and Ramsdale has been in impressive form. He pulled off a save of the season contender as his side beat Leicester City 2-0 on Saturday.

Bosnich has told talkSPORT that Ramsdale was “outstanding” against Brendan Rodgers’ men:

“What I saw yesterday was a goalkeeper that can win you games.

“Going long-term, when you’re going for the big trophies, that makes such a huge difference.

“For me, the game is about men and moments and in those moments yesterday he was absolutely outstanding. Everyone knows what he can do, the hard thing is keeping it up.”

He added: “He was outstanding yesterday. I looked at him yesterday and thought, ‘that’s England’s number one at the moment.”

Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta said after the Leicester win that he was pleased with the courage his side showed:

“We defended the box really well in certain moments. There were spaces we didn’t control too well today but I really liked the character and composure of the team to realise that is happening and change the dynamics as well.

“Well some phases of the game probably yes because of the opponent and to come here is tough.

“I’m pleased with the way that we played and the courage we showed to be dominant. We had to suffer as well but then we were able to change the game and could have scored the third one.”

On Ramsdale’s save, Arteta added: “I’ve just seen a picture. I haven’t seen the video footage yet. My reaction when I saw the ball leaving Maddison’s foot, I said ‘goal’. I don’t know how it happened. It was incredible and the moment and the timing of it for us was crucial.

“I think he’s settled in a group that is very welcoming that has a lot of young energy with very humble senior players that accommodate you straight away. Aaron’s character is full of energy, he’s a volcano, he can transmit that passion and they are great together.”