‘Peter Schmeichel-like’ Aaron Ramsdale tipped to be England’s No.1 as stunning save from Lucas Moura helps Arsenal to win over Tottenham

After back-to-back Premier League relegations, many were baffled by Arsenal’s decision to spend £30million on Aaron Ramsdale earlier this season – but his save in the north London derby may explain why.

The 23-year-old, who joined the Gunners from Sheffield United during the summer, was relegated with the Blades last season, as well as Bournemouth the season before.

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Aaron Ramsdale is starting to fulfill his potential[/caption]

So, when Arsenal paid big money for the keeper, fans weren’t necessarily impressed by the club’s business.

However, after a fantastic save, which preserved Arsenal’s comfortable lead against Tottenham, the England international received plenty of plaudits.

Ramsdale athletically tipped Lucas Moura’s deflected effort onto the crossbar, keeping the score at 3-1 in the second minute of stoppage-time, which led to talkSPORT’s Alex Crook saying he should be England’s No.1 goalkeeper.

talkSPORT’s south coast correspondent Crook was ‘smiling like a proud dad’ after watching the former Bournemouth star tip Moura’s rocket onto the bar, according to Darren Bent.

Mikel Arteta was happy with his goalkeeper’s performance

Crook said: “I’ve just tweeted, ‘What a save from Ramsdale – England’s No.1’, and only partly in jest, as well.

“I think he’s been sensational. Not just the save, but the reaction afterwards, it was Peter Schmeichel-like, bellowing at his teammates to even have the audacity to let Tottenham get a shot away.

“He’s a great leader, he’s a great goalkeeper and I tell you what, he might be England No.1 for the World Cup – I’m chucking that out there.”

“What a save, it was an unbelievable save,” added Bent.

Ramsdale was eventually called up to Gareth Southgate’s England squad for Euro 2020
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talkSPORT’s Alex Crook was impressed with the ‘keeper[/caption]

“England have got Jordan Pickford, but Dean Henderson isn’t playing much football at the minute and with Sam Johnstone in the Championship…”

At 23, Ramsdale is one of a number of Arsenal players who impressed during the win over Spurs, including goalscorer Emile Smith-Rowe.

The likes of Bukayo Saka, Ben White, and Kieran Tierney were also superb, and Gary Lineker heaped praise on Arteta’s young guns.

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Gary Lineker was full of praise for Arteta’s side[/caption]

The ex-Tottenham striker tweeted: “Have to say, though, that Arsenal’s youngsters are outstanding.”