Kieran Tierney thinks new teammate Aaron Ramsdale has been a great signing for Arsenal both on and off the pitch.

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: 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. (Photo by Steve Bardens/Getty Images)

Speaking to the Fantasy Premier League account this week, Arsenal left-back Kieran Tierney gave his thoughts on summer signing Aaron Ramsdale.

“Yeah, he’s been brilliant,” Tierney said. “I think even on the park, of course, everyone can see how good he’s been, but off the park as well. He’s brought good energy, good motivation to the team as well, so I think he’s been a great signing.”

Ramsdale is starting to gain in popularity on FPL, as he was initially given a low price as a backup goalkeeper, before taking Bernd Leno’s spot in Arsenal’s starting lineup. He’s since kept three clean sheets in his first six league games.

But the 23-year-old isn’t just a cheap FPL option. He’s improving Arsenal at the back both in and out of possession, and Tierney is the latest to suggest the goalkeeper is just as much of a positive influence on the squad behind the scenes.

That’s not hard to believe, after Ramsdale was pictured this weekend having a kickabout with some young AFC Wimbledon fans following a visit to his old club’s ground. He’s a very likeable member of the Arsenal squad.

While he was visiting Wimbledon, Ramsdale told their club website he’s hoping to try and win a starting role with England ahead of the World Cup next year. If he can stay in the Arsenal team until then, that doesn’t seem impossible.

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