Aaron Ramsdale: No-ones hiding away from that

BRIGHTON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 02: Aaron Ramsdale of Arsenal gives instructions during the Premier League match between Brighton & Hove Albion and Arsenal at American Express Community Stadium on October 02, 2021 in Brighton, England. (Photo by Steve Bardens/Getty Images)
BRIGHTON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 02: Aaron Ramsdale of Arsenal gives instructions during the Premier League match between Brighton & Hove Albion and Arsenal at American Express Community Stadium on October 02, 2021 in Brighton, England. (Photo by Steve Bardens/Getty Images)

Aaron Ramsdale added another cleansheet to his Arsenal tally against Brighton on Saturday and the keeper believes Mikel Arteta’s men have finally turned a corner.

BRIGHTON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 02: Aaron Ramsdale of Arsenal makes a save from Neal Maupay of Brighton & Hove Albion during the Premier League match between Brighton & Hove Albion and Arsenal at American Express Community Stadium on October 02, 2021 in Brighton, England. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)
BRIGHTON, ENGLAND – OCTOBER 02: Aaron Ramsdale of Arsenal makes a save from Neal Maupay of Brighton & Hove Albion during the Premier League match between Brighton & Hove Albion and Arsenal at American Express Community Stadium on October 02, 2021 in Brighton, England. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)

Coming off the back of such a momentous win last weekend against Spurs, the 0-0 draw, in which Arsenal were outplayed by Brighton for large swathes of the game, was frustrating, to say the least.

Many had hoped we would see the same sort of energy as we’d witnessed in the north London derby as Arsenal blew Spurs apart in 34 minutes.

But as Stephen Bradley discusses in detail here, this was never going to be that kind of game due to the set-up of both managers.

Still, if you can’t win, don’t lose, and Arsenal, helped for sure by Brighton’s awful finishing, and Aaron Ramsdale in goal, came away with a point.

“We had a tough start, no ones hiding away from that, we played a newly promoted team who made it difficult, we had complications over the start of the season that we’re not looking at now because we’re looking forward and two of the best teams in the league,” Ramsdale told Sky Sports.

“Now we’ve turned the corner hopefully with four good performances or four good results and you can start to see the structure of the team and one that’s getting together on the training pitch and on the pitch.”

Ramsdale now has three cleansheets in his four Premier League matches. Only Alisson (4) and Ederson (5) have more, but they’ve also played six games.

Only five keepers have made more high claims that the new Arsenal man, too, two of whom have played six games, the others seven.