Former Arsenal midfielder Fabrice Muamba believes Aaron Ramsdale is the best goalkeeper in England right now.
There’s no doubt that Aaron Ramsdale has totally transformed the narrative around his signing for Arsenal since the summer.
Initially, the move was seen as an overpriced mistake, a waste of money on a backup goalkeeper who just wasn’t good enough.
The Arsenal fans quickly took to the 23-year-old once he arrived, but it was only after a couple of months of consistently strong performances on the pitch that others began to take notice too.
Now, it’s reached the point where Ramsdale is being talked about among the best goalkeepers in the league.
Former Arsenal academy midfielder Fabrice Muamba takes it one step further, admitting he thinks the ex-Sheffield United man is the best in the country on current form.
“I think, personally, in my opinion, he is the best goalkeeper in England right now,” Muamba said (via HITC).
“Some of the saves he’s making right now, it’s incredible. Everything that’s coming his way, he’s making it look easy.
“I was sceptical of him because he came from a team that got relegated, and Arsenal spent a lot to get him, but he’s got his opportunity and he’s making save after save.
“Everything Aaron is doing looks very good. Aaron, as I said, when you look at the top goalkeepers in England, this kid should be amongst it. He’s come so far in terms of proving his ability.
“You cannot rule this young man out, he’s been incredible.”
After Ramsdale’s first 10 games, only Edouard Mendy is preventing more expected goals per 90 minutes than him.
The goalkeeper is also only one clean sheet off Alisson, Mendy, and Ederson at the top of the Premier League charts, despite missing the first few games of Arsenal’s season. He has six in 10 games so far.
Both of those stats have Mendy slightly ahead as it stands, but Ramsdale is stopping more crosses and completing a greater percentage of passes than his Chelsea counterpart.
There’s definitely an argument that the two are not far off each other overall.
From an Arsenal point of view, Ramsdale is also six years younger than Mendy. Even if he isn’t quite ahead of the Chelsea man just yet, he may well end up as the best in the league eventually.