David Seaman was invited to the Arsenal training ground for some informal work with the club’s academy goalkeepers, according to a report.
Posting on his Instagram page on Tuesday, Aaron Ramsdale shared a picture of himself and former Arsenal goalkeeping legend David Seaman.
Captioning the post, Ramsdale wrote: “All smiles at training today, finally got to meet this man properly as well! What a legend, what a guy!”
Charles Watts has since confirmed that Seaman was invited in by academy manager Per Mertesacker to do some informal work at the training ground with the u23 goalkeepers and scholars.
There’s no doubt that will be a great experience for talented youngsters like Karl Hein and Arthur Okonkwo, who are still developing their game and would surely welcome any tips Seaman can provide.
As for his relationship with Ramsdale, that’s been building for over a month now.
It started in August, when Arsenal were closing in on the signing of Ramsdale from Sheffield United. Despite widespread opposition to the move from the supporters, Seaman offered a more balanced view, pointing out that the fans weren’t so sure about him either.
“There’s a lot of similarities to when I joined Arsenal,” Seaman said. “I was England’s No.3 at the World Cup in 1990, Ramsdale has done the same.
“I started getting a load of stick because the fans didn’t want me. They were all singing ‘Lukic is better than Seaman’ and ‘You’ll never play for Arsenal’.
“There are some similarities and hopefully he will go on to have a very good career at Arsenal.”
Then, after the North London derby, the two of them had the chance to meet properly as they prepared for a TV interview. Now they’ve spent some time together on the training ground.
Seaman is obviously still a popular figure with the supporters, and it’s always great to see former players publicly supporting and helping out with their old club.