AARON Ramsdale may be the undoubted Arsenal number one for now, but the summer signing is taking nothing for granted moving forward.
The 23-year-old’s arrival from Sheffield United divided fans to say the least, with many believing the Gunners had overpaid for a goalkeeper that had been relegated in back-to-back seasons.
However, after replacing Bernd Leno three games into the Premier League season, Ramsdale has quickly asserted himself as a fan favourite with some impressive performances.
Since he was drafted into Mikel Arteta’s starting XI against Norwich last month, Arsenal have picked up 14 points from a possible 18 and are unbeaten in those six matches.
Ramsdale’s talent with the ball has been a major boost in comparison to Leno’s inconsistent distribution, as he has helped his new team to three clean sheets.
When Arsenal takes on Leeds United in the Carabao Cup at the Emirates tonight, Leno is widely expected to be recalled. Ramsdale started the competition as the starting ‘keeper, but that has quickly switched back to the German, who is now the back-up in north London.
But Ramsdale has said he is under no illusions that he could lose his spot just as swiftly as he earned it with competition intense in that position.