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Arteta shares one big reason why Arsenal signed in-form Ramsdale

Arteta shares one big reason why Arsenal signed in-form Ramsdale

Mikel Arteta has praised Aaron Ramsdale’s impact on the Arsenal dressing room, revealing that while scouting him, he watched clips of how the goalkeeper reacted after conceding or making errors.

Ramsdale joined Arsenal this summer from Sheffield United as part of a deal worth up to £30 million.

When the Gunners paid that much money for the 23-year-old, eyebrows were raised, but he has since been in excellent form.

Arteta has praised Ramsdale’s attitude and been impressed with what he’s brought to the Arsenal squad.

“Obviously we needed to identify where we can get better and what we were missing or how we want to mould our experience and our leadership,” said Arteta.

“And that is all obviously about personalities and the people you bring into the club, and we thought that Aaron could be very beneficial.

“I watched a lot of clips and moments after he conceded a goal, making a mistake or a difficult moment, and that’s one of the big reasons that we made a decision to sign him because he could cope with those.”

Ramsdale has quickly become a fan favorite, and Arteta has noticed the connection he has with Arsenal fans.

“Connection is the right word,” he said. “Connection brings unity and brings a different kind of vibration between fans and players – and it’s very necessary.

“Aaron is capable of transmitting that in a natural way. His competitiveness as well, on the pitch, brings the crowd to a different level, because of his desire to win. This is the mentality that we need.”

Ramsdale has replaced Bernd Leno in the Arsenal team, but Arteta was impressed by the German’s reaction.

“When you have experience with Bernd over the last three years, who he is as a person, I didn’t have any doubts,” he said.

“He is disappointed and he should be disappointed because he wants to play and is used to playing.

“But at the same time what he needs to do is raise his level. He is going to raise Aaron’s level and if Aaron is performing really well, a big part of that is because Bernd is next to him, trying to help him, trying to support him and trying to make him a better goalkeeper. That is exactly what we want.”


Arteta shares one big reason why Arsenal signed in-form Ramsdale

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