Arsenal’s summer recruit Aaron Ramsdale continued his perfect start to life at the Emirates, helping the Gunners to a comprehensive 3-1 victory over north London rivals Tottenham
Aaron Ramsdale’s £24million arrival at Arsenal resulted in widespread condemnation by pundits and fans across social media.
But after four victories in his first four games for the club, some of those tweets about the goalkeeper may start getting mysteriously deleted.
However, an old post that Ramsdale failed to remove from 2014 has returned to haunt him, after he labelled controversial TV personality and Arsenal fan Piers Morgan an “absolute w*****”.
Morgan saw the funny side of it however, sharing a picture with his 8million followers laughing alongside the Gunners newest hero, along with the old message and a caption which reads: “How it started vs how it’s going…”
After conceding nine goals in their first three Premier League matches, Mikel Arteta opted to switch his ‘keepers, with Bernd Leno relegated to the bench.
That move has reaped immediate benefits, with Arsenal winning three on the spin, including Sunday’s dominant north London derby victory against Tottenham.
First half goals from Emile Smith Rowe, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Bukayo Saka put the hosts in complete control against a shell shocked Spurs side.
Ramsdale conceded a consolation in the second half, the first time Arsenal’s defence has been breached since the keeper change.
In the closing stages, the 24-year-old made a stunning stop to deny Lucas Moura, but in his post-match comments, could only focus on the fact he should have saved Heung-min Son’s late goal.
“I’d have loved to have kept a clean sheet, I’m a bit annoyed at myself for the goal,” Ramsdale told 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.”
On his miraculous diving save from Moura’s strike, he 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 it’s 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.”