Ramsdale tipped to remedy Arsenal’s ‘shambolic’ errors

Alex McLeish has tipped Aaron Ramsdale to come in and command the Arsenal defence, remedying their recent issues at the back.

The Gunners opened their season with a disastrous 2-0 defeat to Brentford in which they were very-much second best, with our defence failing to show any solidity.

Bernd Leno was the man who walked into selection in goal at the weekend, with no viable alternative other than Arthur Okonkwo and Karl Hein who are both completely inexperienced at the top level, with our club having failed to bring in a rival for the German as of yet.

We now look destined to finally be getting our man Ramsdale, with his manager Slavisa Jokanovic confirming that a deal was close this week, and McLeish believes that he is the right man for the job.

“He’s got a good reputation,” McLeigh told the FootballInsider. “He seems to be of the confident type, he’s got that kind of self-belief.

“Watching the Brentford goals, the second goal was a bit shambolic. There were a couple of flaps in other moments. Mikel (Arteta), not only has he got to find attacking options but he has to sort out the defence.

“Is Ramsdale that commanding goalie who’s going to come? What any team needs is a goalkeeper who can command his six-yard box.

“He can jump higher than anybody, he can use his hands. Nowadays you can’t touch a goalkeeper. If he holds the ball but drops it, and somebody’s nudged him, then it’s going to be an instant free-kick.”

I certainly hope that his arrival will either see an improvement from Leno, or Ramsdale come into the team and earn his spot, but I’m not overly confident that the Sheffield United star will be walking into the team ahead of Leno, and he still has to prove his worth to the fans, with many uncertain as to his actual ability.

Will Leno up his game, or could Ramsdale be set to take his place as the club’s number one?


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  1. We are now expecting this twice-relegated keeper to come in a fix the defensive flaws, made worse by the introduction of the green, Ben White.
    The next time I get lost in London, instead of asking for directions, I will just hop off the bus and find the nearest pub. See the logic?

  2. Here we go again with the relegation schtick. He’s also apparently a 6’2″ midget with short arms.

  3. Good luck to the lad and i hope he flies but as most of this summers signings, he looks the wrong goalkeeper for Arsenal. Im still waiting for the players we really need for instant impact!!!!

  4. MC s dreade forwards were shackled during the cl final Two or three players will surround Buyne whenever he had the ball.
    Lakaku is a monster and and cannot be allowed to run unimpeded. If that happens, it will be catastrophic.
    Over to Arteta to devise aplan to neutralise the monster.

  5. You cannot teach an old dog a new trick!Ramsdale starts instantly, if he can make it for the CFC match so much better. CFC would feel that they will have one or two gifted goals gone if he starts.Feel very positive to this signing and solves our decades old GK issues. I see him in the Lehman mould. Welcome son!!

  6. Hope he comes good for Arsenal, either Lenno improves or Ramsdale takes his place, either way Arsenal should benefit. Another thing, Lukaku should not be given space and time or else it will be disastrous for Arsenal. Hope MA has devised a plan to control the Chelsea attack. I feel we should go in for a 3-4-3 formation, will give us defensive solidity and get us moving fast on the counter attack, with Tierney and Cedric having more freedom to move forward. Xhaka and ASL should focus mainly on protecting the back 3. With both Auba and Laca missing and Gabriel out through injury my line up would be:
    Holding White Mari
    Cedric Xhaka ASL Tierney
    Saka Martinelli Pepe

  7. OT.. Forgot about the EL fixtures last night (what with not being in it!)
    Was delighted to see the Spuds lost 1-0… that certainly warmed my cockles 🤣

  8. people need to get over the fact he has been relegated 2 times
    Look at the teams he was playing in, give him a chance before you start slating him

  9. If we are honest, Leno has gone backwards. He is nervous and makes other players nervous, plays defenders into trouble, has poor distribution, and does not command the box. He is a good shot stopper though. My worry is that Ramsdale may be the same. It seems Ramsdale has been bought to be No1 and I hope he can really improve the defence. I hope he can get that command of the box.

  10. I cannot believe all those trolling Ramsdale are actually Arsenal supporters. How can any genuine supporter want to undermine the confidence of a player on the brink of joining us.

  11. Biscuitbum,
    You are so right , we have to support him and give him real chance and confidence. Not to shake him before even he starts. Bloody moaners , stop crying like girls and get behind the team.

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