Arsenal star criticises himself after 'one hell of a day' at the Emirates


Arsenal goalkeeper Aaron Ramsdale was critical of himself after conceding a late goal in the club’s 3-1 victory over arch-rivals Tottenham.

The former England under-21 international signed from Sheffield United in the summer transfer window for £24m potentially rising to £30m with add-ons.

There were a lot grumbles from the Arsenal fanbase at the signing following his back-to-back relegations from the Premier League with Bournemouth and the Blades.

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Bernd Leno started the Gunners’ first three Premier League matches of the season before being replaced by Ramsdale for the home clash with Norwich City.

Since then, Arsenal have won all three matches and only conceded one goal, with the Gunners supporters loving his passionate displays.

Despite pulling off a couple of brilliant saves in the second half of the north London derby on Sunday, Ramsdale was annoyed that he couldn’t keep out Son Heung-min’s late consolation for Spurs.

“I’d have loved to have kept a clean sheet, I’m a bit annoyed at myself for the goal,” Ramsdale said on Premier League Productions.

“If I keep my body weight forward I think I save it and it goes round the post.

“But this place was rocking today, the strikers were excellent, defenders were excellent, I’m buzzing off this. This is one hell of a day and hopefully every time we play them it’ll be like this.”

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Ramsdale made a good save from Harry Kane in the second half, while he wowed fans with a spectacular stop from Lucas Moura, tipping the Brazilian’s effort onto the cross bar.

On the save from Moura, Ramsdale added: “To be honest I was cramping in my calves for about 20 minutes, I must have had four energy gels so I’ll be wide awake for ages.

“We’ve been priding ourselves on defending, Ainsley [Maitland-Niles] has tried to get a block on it, managed to get a deflection which has probably not helped.

“I’ve managed to spring and get a hand to it and thankfully its come off the bar and reliable [Takehiro] Tomiyasu has cleared it and we’ve come away with only one goal against it and three points.”