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Aaron Ramsdale makes a World Cup prediction regarding Arsenal teammate Bukayo Saka

Aaron Ramsdale makes a World Cup prediction regarding Arsenal teammate Bukayo Saka

Aaron Ramsdale, goalkeeper for Arsenal, has claimed that Bukayo Saka will ‘not be afraid’ of penalty kicks for England following his mistake in the Euro 2020 final.

Ramsdale and Saka, who have contributed to Arsenal’s rise to the top of the Premier League standings, are in Qatar with the Three Lions before the World Cup begins on Sunday.

Saka played a significant role in England’s most recent major event, helping Gareth Southgate’s team reach the final. However, they were defeated on penalties by Italy, with Saka, Jadon Sancho, and Marcus Rashford all missing their penalty kicks.

The three players were unfortunately subjected to racial slurs following their misses, but Ramsdale is confident that his club and international teammate Saka would “stand up” when the time comes.

“Absolutely [he would step up again],” Ramsdale told reporters on Friday. “I think he’s four from four since that day.

“I think he’s realised that it was something that maybe had to happen for him (missing the penalty in the Euro 2020 final).

“He wouldn’t shy away from that, because of the type of person he is.

“He knows the feeling now, hopefully the next time he steps up he’ll do what he does for Arsenal and put it in the back of the net.”

Meanwhile, Rio Ferdinand anticipates that England’s stars will be subjected to racial abuse during the 2017 World Cup.

“I honestly think it probably will happen again,” the former Manchester United and England defender said.

“It’s unfair. And I don’t think it’s just English players [who will be abused]. I think it’s players of colour from all over the world who will be thinking this.

“For a player to be getting on the pitch and thinking, ‘If I make a mistake, I could be racially abused’, that’s real.

“And in today’s day and age, should that be the case? It shouldn’t be.”

Aaron Ramsdale makes a World Cup prediction regarding Arsenal teammate Bukayo Saka

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