Aaron Ramsdale says it’s not hard to tell Arsenal aren’t happy with where they are, and he wants to help the club write some new history.
After four clean sheets in his first five games with Arsenal and just one goal conceded, Aaron Ramsdale is quickly making himself a popular figure in North London. Well, most of North London.
The summer signing has only been an Arsenal player for a little over a month, but he says he didn’t need that long to realise the club aren’t happy with their current situation, sitting in the bottom half of the table without European football.
“You can sense it as soon as you walk through the doors that the club isn’t happy where they are,” Ramsdale said.
“We want European football. It’s a young team so it’s step by step; it might have to be the Europa League and then the Champions League, but we want to get back there.
“You understand the pressures that brings, but it’s an enjoyable challenge, and when the highs are high – they’re really high.
“Around the training ground, you see the history. The players that have played here with their unique numbers, as we have with England.
“You’ve got the Invincibles on the walls everywhere, so you understand the history of the football club. It’s now our time for us to put some new history on the wall.”
Ramsdale finished second in Arsenal’s Player of the Month poll for September, and he’s developing a strong relationship with the supporters off the pitch.
Still, the best way to make himself popular is to keep delivering performances on the field.
The goalkeeper seems particularly adept at cutting out danger before he has to make a save, whether that’s through interceptions or high claims, but he’s also provided a couple of top stops as well.
Now he’ll hope to show what he can do on England duty, as he awaits his international debut.