‘F***ing shit, man! Take on that f***ing player!’: Aaron Ramsdale’s extraordinary shot at his Arsenal team-mates after he missed a clean sheet is revealed in the documentary All or Nothing… and furious goalkeeper had to be comforted in the dressing room
- Aaron Ramsdale furious after losing clean sheet against Aston Villa last season
- The Villans scored in the 82nd minute in the Gunners’ 3-1 win in October
- All or nothing series shows the goalkeeper needs to be comforted full time
- Ramsdale cemented his place as first-choice goalkeeper with the Emirates last season
Arsenal goalkeeper Aaron Ramsdale was furious with his team-mates after they failed to keep a clean sheet in the Gunners’ 3-1 win over Aston Villa last season.
Mikel Arteta’s side led the Villans 3-0 at the Emirates last October, before Jacob Ramsey scored for Steven Gerrard’s side in the 82nd minute. The midfielder flashed past two Arsenal defenders before attacking from afar.
Despite his side claiming the win, Ramsdale continued to falter after the full whistle as he walked back to the dressing room.
Aaron Ramsdale kept reeling after Arsenal failed to keep a clean sheet against Aston Villa
The Gunners conceded a goal against the Villans in the 82nd minute in their 3-1 win
As seen in Arsenal’s All or Nothing series, the furious shot-stop had to be comforted by members of the Gunners staff after an outburst at his defenders.
The 24-year-old, in frustration, threw away his gloves and shin guards before ranting about the goal he conceded.
‘That was fucking man. Go with the f***ing player,” the Arsenal goalkeeper said. “That cost me the damn clean slate.”
Ramsdale’s passion will have delighted Gunners boss Arteta, whose side has often been criticized by rival fans and pundits for a lack of determination.
Mikel Arteta made Ramsdale his first choice for Bernd Leno last season
Eyebrows went up when Arsenal signed the Ramsdale last summer despite back-to-back relegations at Sheffield United and formerly Bournemouth for a fee reportedly in the region of £30million.
Yet Ramsdale has allayed those doubts when he claimed the No. 1 spot away from Bernd Leno to become first-choice goalkeeper for the Emirates and also become an England international.
The shot-stopper kept 12 clean sheets in the top flight last season and was rewarded when Leno left the club to join Fulham.
The goalkeeper emphasized how important the clean sheets were to him. He said on Everything or Nothing: ‘When you play for a big club, you definitely feel it’ [pressure] and i love it.
The shot-stopper kept a clean sheet in the Premier League for the Gunners 12 times last season
“I’m not saying I’m the best in the world, but I’ll always have ambitions to get there.
“Where I come from the past two seasons, I knew how difficult the clean sheets are in this competition. I’m not just trying to keep the ball out of the back of the net or my back four, it’s everyone.
“The Aston Villa game in the last five minutes where they scored another day that could be a 1-1 equalizer or a 2-1 and the last five or ten minutes are a nerve-wracking ending.”
The Gunners kick off their Premier League campaign on Friday with a visit to former captain Patrick Vieira’s Crystal Palace in Selhurst Park.