Ian Wright highlights Arsenal’s “phenomenon” Aaron Ramsdale for praise

Ramsdale has had a big impact since moving to the Emirates (Image: Getty Images)

Ian Wright praised Aaron Ramsdale, labeling the Arsenal goalkeeper as a “phenomenon” after his impressive start at the north London club.

Gunners supporters were split when a £ 30 million deal was reached with Sheffield United in the summer to sign Ramsdale, who was relegated twice from the Premier League.

But the 23-year-old proved his doubters wrong by producing a string of impressive performances between the sticks since he took over Bernd Leno as Mikel Arteta’s first-choice plug.

Questions were raised by sections of Arsenal fans as the club spent £ 30m for Ramsdal

Questions were raised by sections of Arsenal fans as the club spent £ 30 million for Ramsdale (Image: Getty Images)

Ramsdale has kept five clean sheets in eight top games this season, earning him a call-up to Gareth Southgate’s newest England squad.

And Gunners legend Wright was surprised by what he saw of the goalkeeper, not only in his ability, but his character.

– Ramsdale is a phenomenon for Arsenal for what he has done, ‘Wright told Premier League Productions.

“I’m really happy that it turns out as for him because when we signed him for £ 30 million, people teased Arsenal, saying, ‘How can you sign a goalkeeper who has fallen twice?’

‘What I see is a goalkeeper who brings so much to the team, not just his brilliant goalkeeping at the moment, but his attitude and the fact that he’s that chest-beating, he’s starting the team.

“Because I think there are a lot of introverted players at Arsenal, and he’s someone who keeps Arsenal going.”

Arteta admitted last week that one of the main reasons the club chose to sign Ramsdale was his personality.

“Obviously we needed to identify where we can improve and what we lacked or how we want to shape our experience and our leadership,” the Spaniard said.

– And that’s obviously about personalities and people you bring into the club, and we thought Aaron could be very helpful.

“I watched a lot of clips and moments after he conceded a goal, making a mistake or a difficult moment, and that’s one of the big reasons we decided to sign him because he could stand those.”

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