Ahead of Arsenal’s match against Leicester City this weekend, Aaron Ramsdale has named Jamie Vardy as his toughest opponent.

LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 25: Jamie Vardy of Leicester City speaks to Thomas Partey of Arsenal following the Premier League match between Arsenal and Leicester City at Emirates Stadium on October 25, 2020 in London, England. Sporting stadiums around the UK remain under strict restrictions due to the Coronavirus Pandemic as Government social distancing laws prohibit fans inside venues resulting in games being played behind closed doors. (Photo by Catherine Ivill/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND: Jamie Vardy of Leicester City speaks to Thomas Partey of Arsenal following the Premier League match between Arsenal and Leicester City at Emirates Stadium on October 25, 2020. (Photo by Catherine Ivill/Getty Images)

As Arsenal look to stay in the hunt for a top-four finish, they take on Leicester City this weekend.

Arsenal fans are all too familiar with Leicester’s top scorers this season, with both James Maddison and Jamie Vardy (12 goals each) heavily linked with a move to the Emirates Stadium in the past.

Instead, both of them will line up for Leicester on Sunday, and Aaron Ramsdale says that of all his opponents in his career, he has particularly bad memories of facing Vardy.

“The one I hate playing against most is Jamie Vardy,” Ramsdale said. “The guy just doesn’t stop running. I’d love to have him on my team, hate playing against him.

“I’ve played against him five times now, he’s scored four times.”

Jamie Vardy of Leicester City speaks with Bobby Madley, Match Referee during the Premier League match between West Bromwich Albion and Leicester City at The Hawthorns on March 10, 2018 in West Bromwich, England.
WEST BROMWICH, ENGLAND: Jamie Vardy of Leicester City speaks with Bobby Madley, Match Referee during the Premier League match between West Bromwich Albion and Leicester City at The Hawthorns on March 10, 2018. (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images)

Whilst Vardy does indeed have four goals in five games against Ramsdale, he did fail to score in the last two, and he’s yet to score against the Arsenal goalkeeper with his current club.

You would’ve thought that Vardy’s record against Ramsdale and against Arsenal would be a recipe for disaster, but the Gunners somehow came away from the King Power Stadium with a clean sheet in October.

The downside is that Vardy and co. will be looking for revenge on Sunday. Mikel Arteta’s side are certain to face another stern test.

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