‘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.


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
Twitter: @Alex_Crook

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.

Twitter: @GaryLineker

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.”