Arsenal’s summer signing reveals who influenced him to join the club

Aaron Ramsdale has revealed that Bukayo Saka was the Arsenal player that convinced him to join the club when they were both on England duty last summer.

The former Sheffield United man has become Arsenal’s number one after joining the club at the start of this season following a series of poor performances from Bernd Leno.

Arsenal could have signed many other goalies and Ramsdale had already started playing for United in the Championship following their relegation to the second tier.

However, Arsenal found an agreement with the Blades and he moved to the Emirates to challenge Leno for a place in the club’s first team.

Some fans would think Mikel Arteta convinced him to play for the Gunners, but he says Saka influenced his decision. He said via The Daily Mail:

‘It wasn’t Mikel Arteta, to be honest – it was Bukayo (Saka)!

‘I heard rumours that Arsenal were interested in me when I was at the camp before the Euros, and Bukayo had mentioned that he and the boss had been talking about me.  

‘As the transfer window gathered pace, I went back to Sheffield United and there were bids getting rejected.’  

Just Arsenal Opinion

It is great that Saka is so attached to this club that he helps to convince new players to join us as well.

This shows the England international cares a lot about the team and that is one of the finest shows of leadership qualities.

Tags Aaron Ramsdale Bukayo Saka


  1. Always nice to see players take an interest in potential transfers joining the club. Would love for agent Odegaard to use some magic to speak with his mate Haaland about joining this Summer.

    A bit dreamy I admit, but Arsenal should at least match his release clause and take the long shot.

    1. If we get Champions League then Agent Øde has to make a move to convince the big man to come to the Emirates and take us to another level after we, like every big club, will activate that clause. Just a matter of the big man deciding where he wants to play & his agent suggests he wants a project he can get stuck into… no better project than Arsenal atm who are on the up with Øde possibly being Captain for the for seeable future.

      Saka isn’t going anywhere anytime soon, he loves the club and he’s one of the corner stones of this project and he knows it. He will sign a new deal, better wages to match his contributions and its also down to him and the others to guarntee Top4 by playing out of their skins like every games a final.

      Bit crap we don’t play until Monday!!

      1. Let’s imagine for a sec we get Haaland’s attention, are we going to pay him upwards of £500k p/week? We all know the answer to this…

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