Aaron Ramsdale has been one of Arsenal’s best players so far this season.
Ramsdale joined the club in the summer, signing from Sheffield United for a reported £24million, a fee that left a large section of the Gunners fanbase questioning technical director Edu.
However, the 23-year-old has since proved his doubters wrong, recording the second-highest save percentage in the Premier League this term whilst also collecting the club’s player of the month award for October.
One of his finest moments was undoubtedly the acrobatic save he pulled off to deny James Maddison during a 2-0 win against Leicester City last month.
Now, the Arsenal shot-stopper has opened up on his incredible stop, admitting that he watched it back on numerous occasions.
He told Ben Foster’s YouTube channel: “I’ve watched it 100 times honestly, I’ve watched it so many times.
“He (Maddison) had a little sighting before which hit the wall. I’ve trained with him a lot. Been with him a lot.
“I thought he was going to reverse it, it was so close to the box and I thought he was going to put loads of pace on it my side.
“And our goalie coach is mad about saving your post so I’ve taken maybe a negative position my side, protecting my side and I’ve seen it has not come (to) my side, and I have just gone. I have just gone.
“And then obviously the luck in the second one (the rebound save), I didn’t have a clue where it was. I didn’t know if I was going to land on it.
“Yeah, the first one, the one where I have shanked it into midfield. Obviously playing with confidence and then so I go and try spray can one into midfield and that little touch off (Kelechi) Iheanacho.”
Source by Football London