Ramsdale tightening his grip on Arsenal starting berth with impressive displays

Aaron Ramsdale of Arsenal
Aaron Ramsdale of Arsenal - IMAGO / Offside Sports Photography

Aaron Ramsdale completed a summer move to Arsenal for a fee of around £24 million, and the 23-year-old’s arrival certainly raised a few eyebrows.

The former Sheffield United goalkeeper was expected to compete with German international Bernd Leno for the starting berth at Emirates. Still, the Englishman has now established himself as the undisputed starter under Mikel Arteta.

Arsenal lost their first three league games with Leno as their first-choice goalkeeper. Although the German is not solely to blame for their difficulties, the Londoners have shown better organisation with Ramsdale as their keeper in recent weeks.

The 23-year-old started the last two league games against Norwich City, and Burnley and Arsenal have managed to win both with a clean sheet.

Saturday’s performance against Burnley was quite impressive in particular, and Ramsdale managed to keep his side in the game with a few crucial saves.

Ramsdale also helped Arsenal secure a 6-0 win over West Brom in the League Cup last month.

It seems that the 23-year-old has managed to earn the trust of his manager, and it will be interesting to see if he can hold down a regular starting berth in the coming months now.

There is no doubt that that former Sheffield United goalkeeper has the quality to thrive at the Premier League level.

He has managed to force his way into Arteta’s first-team plans ahead of Leno, and the 23-year-old will now have to work hard and perform consistently in order to stay there.