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Arsenal: Jamie Carragher picks Aaron Ramsdale as his best Premier League summer signing

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Jamie Carragher picks Arsenal goalkeeper Aaron Ramsdale as his best summer signing in the Premier League, as pundit hails stopper’s ‘character’ and his ‘big impact’ after impressive start to life at the club

  • Aaron Ramsdale has caught the eye with his superb Arsenal displays this season 
  • Jamie Carragher picked him as his Premier League summer signing of the year
  • Ramsdale has nine clean sheets in the top-flight and is impressing supporters 
  • His ‘character’ and ‘big impact’ at the Emirates have been praised by Carragher 


Jamie Carragher has chosen Arsenal goalkeeper Aaron Ramsdale as his summer signing of the season in the Premier League, and hailed his exuberant ‘character’.

Ramsdale arrived at the club in the summer, and instantly became Mikel Arteta’s first-choice option between the sticks before dazzling supporters with his displays.

With nine clean sheets from 16 top-flight games this campaign, the acrobatic stopper has gone from strength to strength at the Emirates.

Jamie Carragher picked Aaron Ramsdale as his Premier League summer signing of the season

Jamie Carragher picked Aaron Ramsdale as his Premier League summer signing of the season

And his performances have been recognised by Sky Sports pundit Carragher, and admitted he has been ‘surprised’ by Ramsdale’s heroics after the £30million move.  

‘I went for Ramsdale because it was almost the biggest surprise to me,’ said Carragher on Monday Night Football.

‘When they brought him in, I thought they were bringing him in as backup, and almost bringing him in because he was an English player, for the quota. 

Sky Sports pundit Carragher praised Ramsdale's 'character' and his 'big impact' at his club

Sky Sports pundit Carragher praised Ramsdale’s ‘character’ and his ‘big impact’ at his club

‘He hadn’t impressed me in his Premier League time at Sheffield United and Bournemouth.

‘It’s not just the saves he’s made, he’s a personality, he’s a character. 

‘I just think he’s got a presence about him that I didn’t see that he had, and I think he’s had a big impact on the team.’

Ramsdale enjoyed another shut-out in Arsenal’s 5-0 victory at Norwich, and was also praised by the club’s faithful for his wild celebrations in the win against Leeds. 

Ramsdale has nine clean sheets in the top-flight this season and is impressing supporters

Ramsdale has nine clean sheets in the top-flight this season and is impressing supporters

The 23-year-old has previously played for Sheffield United and Bournemouth, and returned to Bramall Lane before his current club came calling last August.

Carragher and Neville picked eight of the same players in their Premier League team of the season during their traditional mid-season awards last night, meanwhile.

They concurred over awards for Mohamed Salah, Phil Foden and Pep Guardiola, but disagreed on the final three players in their respective sides. 

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