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Aaron Ramsdale speaks out on replacing Bernd Leno at Arsenal

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‘Every goalkeeper makes mistakes’: Aaron Ramsdale speaks out on replacing Bernd Leno at Arsenal

Ramsdale makes his mark

Arsenal would bring in Aaron Ramsdale from now-Championship outfit Sheffield United over the summer.

The Englishman had previously not enjoyed the best of spells in the Premier League, with either Sheffield United or Bournemouth.

However, Ramsdale is still just 23 years of age, and full of potential. When the shot-stopper joined Arsenal, there was an expectation that he would play back-up to Bernd Leno.

And, for the first three league games of the season, this is what happened, with the German starting in the 2-0 loss to Brentford, 2-0 loss to Chelsea and 5-0 loss to Manchester City (Ramsdale had not yet signed for Arsenal at the time of the Brentford game).

But, following the Gunners’ awful start to the campaign, Mikel Arteta has since dropped Leno, and handed Ramsdale a chance to shine.

And, so far, the young shot-stopper has done exactly that, keeping three clean sheets from four in the Premier League, as well as impressing in conceding just once against Tottenham.

Ramsdale on replacing Leno

Though Ramsdale coming in and hitting the ground running is great for most at Arsenal, it has cast some doubt over Leno’s future.

The German will have just one year left on his current contract in the summer, and does not seem too keen to continue playing as a back-up.

Leno himself recently spoke out about being benched, and suggested that if his situation has not changed come winter-time, then he may consider seeking out a move elsewhere:

“Only if nothing changes in my situation by winter would I have to think about things: what option do I have, how can I continue? But I’m concentrating on my work in training; I can’t commit to anything else at the moment.”

And now, Ramsdale has too spoken out about replacing Leno as Arsenal’s no.1:

“I think Bernd Leno has done a great job. I think he has had a lot of stick for doing very little wrong. Every goalkeeper makes mistakes. Every person makes mistakes. But I think he has saved Arsenal many times in many matches.

“I just think that the way the team is going, with a certain style of play, I have been brought in to replace him and at the moment in time I have, but that doesn’t mean that it’s my shirt for a long period of time.”

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This article was edited by
Conor Laird.

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