One player on whom the Gunners spent a lot of money to bring to the Emirates Stasium, and that we feel has turned out to be a great bit of business from technical director Edu, is Aaron Ramsdale.
During the 2021 summer transfer window, the north London outfit splashed out £30m to sign the goalkeeper from Sheffield United.
Last season saw only six other Premier League ‘keepers rack up a higher save percentage than the Englishman (72.1%), whereas only five other shot-stoppers in the division had a higher clean sheet percentage than the Arsenal star (35.3%).
To further highlight how impressive he was throughout his debut season at the Emirates, Ramsdale’s positional and national compatriot Jordan Pickford described the Arsenal man’s campaign as “unbelievable“.
This season, having played every minute of league action for his team, the former Blades netminder currently has the joint-third highest clean sheet percentage (42.9%) in the Premier League alongside the likes of Jose Sa and Nick Pope, which shows just how vital he has been for his club.
In fact, of 20 shots on target faced, the goalkeeper has saved 14, leaving only six other shot-stoppers in the league to have also started all seven games with a higher save percentage than the £62k-per-week Arsenal gem (65%).
Taking all this into account, we feel that Edu and Arteta have struck gold with Ramsdale and have been proven right in shelling out the significant amount of money that they paid to sign him.
Moving forward, we feel that not only should the Gunners goalkeeper be in England’s squad for the World Cup, he also has the ability and time to remain Arsenal’s number one shot-stopper for the best part of the next decade.