Aaron Ramsdale annoyed with himself despite Arsenal’s dominant win over Tottenham

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Aaron Ramsdale was left irritated with himself over Tottenham’s goal at the Emirates (Picture: Getty Images)

Arsenal goalkeeper Aaron Ramsdale was left annoyed with himself for not keeping a clean sheet, despite the rousing 3-1 victory over Tottenham on Sunday at the Emirates.

The Gunners impressed in the north London derby, steaming into a 3-0 lead in the first half as Emile Smith Rowe, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Bukayo Saka ended the match as a contest.

Son Heung-min gave Spurs a slight hope of a revival as the game neared the end, and while it made no difference to the result, Ramsdale was left frustrated that he didn’t keep a third straight clean sheet in the Premier League.

The English stopper got a hand to the shot but could only palm it into the net and he was frustrated because he knew he could have saved the South Korean’s effort.

‘I’d have loved to have kept a clean sheet, I’m a bit annoyed at myself for the goal,’ Ramsdale said on Premier League Productions.

‘If I keep my body weight forward I think I save it and it goes round the post.

‘But this place was rocking today, the strikers were excellent, defenders were excellent, I’m buzzing off this. This is one hell of a day and hopefully every time we play them it’ll be like this.’

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Ramsdale couldn’t keep out Son Heung-Min’s effort at the Emirates (Picture: Getty Images)

Ramsdale also made a fine save from Harry Kane in the second half and a sensational stop from Lucas Moura, tipping his effort onto the crossbar in the dying moments.

‘To be honest I was cramping in my calves for about 20 minutes, I must have had four energy gels so I’ll be wide awake for ages,’ said Ramsdale of the memorable save.

‘We’ve been priding ourselves on defending, Ainsley [Maitland-Niles] has tried to get a block on it, managed to get a deflection which has probably not helped.

‘I’ve managed to spring and get a hand to it and thankfully its come off the bar and reliable [Takehiro] Tomiyasu has cleared it and we’ve come away with only one goal against it and three points.’

Arteta was clearly delighted with Ramsdale at the final whistle (Picture: Getty Images)

Ramsdale has now won all three of the Premier League matches he has played for the Gunners and will be looking to keep up that superb record at Brighton on Saturday.


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