‘He can be big for Arsenal’ – Summer signing tipped to impress

Kevin Phillips insists that Aaron Ramsdale has what it takes to handle the pressure of a move to Arsenal, and expected him to become a ‘big’ player for the club.

The 23 year-old goalkeeper completed his move from Sheffield United last week, and was named on the bench for our Premier League fixture with Chelsea yesterday, but he could well be in line to make his first-team debut on Wednesday when we take on West Bromwich Albion in the EFL Cup.

While we are simply assuming he could make his debut as early as this week, many are of the belief that he will go onto make a name for himself in North London with his new club, and Phillips insists that he is impressed by what he has seen thus far, and tips him to ‘be big for Arsenal’.

“Ben White has come through the door, followed by Ramsdale and Odegaard, that’s the new profile,” Phillips told the Football Insider.

“You worry about the expectation and the pressure, that’s natural with such young players.

“Can Ramsdale handle it? I think he can. From what I’ve seen I don’t think it will be a problem.

“He’s been in the England squad and worked with top players in that environment.

“It’s a really good signing and I’m sure he can’t wait to get started. He can be big for Arsenal.

“The Arsenal fans need to get behind him because it is still tough to come into such a big club.”

Arsenal clearly believed there was serious potential in Ramdsale hence the effort put into his capture this summer, and while I’m sure many fans have their reservations, I’m sure he will get our full support, and I can’t wait to see him get his chance.


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  1. I’ve never seen anyone paying+£20 million for back up GK apart from Barcelona.

    His signing with that sort of fee is something only MA could come up with. Lets see if its genius or madness.

  2. Who actually thinks that Ramdale was bought as back up? Its pretty clear Leno will be moved on in the summer because he wont sign a new deal and will have one year left come summer? Ramsdale will more than likely be in goal after the international break. I have seen Leno flap at crosses, get bullied in his own box and concede easy goals through his legs to know that it wont be long before Ramsdale gets the starting spot

  3. Yes, that would be quite an achievement having played behind 2 relegated defences;

    Player of the Season ;

    AFC Bournemouth ;

    2020 Premier League Aaron Ramsdale

    Sheffield United ;

    2021 Premier League Aaron Ramsdale

    Good luck to the lad when his chance comes.

    West Brom’ on Wed’s he could well figure.

    Be aware – Long throw bombardment !!!!!!

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