Aaron Ramsdale stated that he is ‘loving the connection’ with Arsenal’s fanbase after his move from Sheffield United this summer.
The 23 year-old was initially expected to play as back-up to Bernd Leno following his arrival, but after the German conceded nine times in our opening three fixtures, the English shot-stopper was given the chance to shine, and he did.
Ramsdale opened his account with three consecutive clean sheets, quickly impressing the fans with a number of displays, with his communication and will a delight to see.
The goalkeeper has clearly felt the love from the fans as well, as he told his former club AFC Wimbledon this week.
“I’m loving the connection I’ve got with the fans there, like I did here [at Wimbledon]. But ultimately, they are not the ones picking the team. If I keep the manager happy, which I’m doing now, I’ll be doing well.”
Ramsdale is doing extremely well so far, and while he is playing with heart and showing us that he isn’t just doing his best, but playing at the top level, he will no doubt keep that connection with the fans.
It would be naive to think that he will be able to not make any mistakes from time to time, but he has quickly showed that he is worthy of the number one spot, and Leno will now have a huge battle on his hands if he is to try and get back ahead of our summer signing.
Has Ramsdale already got a better connection with the fans than Leno ever had?