Arsenal’s Ramsdale bemoans costly mistakes: 'We got punished'.


Arsenal goalie says "it's a blip and it's not a sprint." [Getty]
Arsenal goalie says "it's a blip and it's not a sprint." [Getty]

Goals from Sadie Mane, Diogo Jota, Mohammed Salah, and Takumi Minamino saw Arsenal fall to a 4-0 loss on Merseyside.

Arsenal goalkeeper Aaron Ramsdale admitted that Arsenal have a lot to improve on after their underwhelming second-half display against Liverpool.

The Gunners were a goal down at half-time and conceded three more in the second part of the clash at Anfield following mistakes from individual players.

However, the 23-year-old, who has been one of the revelations of the season for the Gunners, labelled the performance against Jurgen Klopp’s Reds on Saturday as a blip, adding that ‘the game will not define our season’.

"It's one of the toughest places if not the toughest to come,” Ramsdale told Sky Sports.

“We did well for the first 45 minutes, they might've had more of the ball but we contained them. Second-half showed we have got a lot of improvement to come, we made mistakes but that's life and football. We got punished and that's what the top teams do.

"For all their possession, I know I'll have to make saves and becomes that's part and parcel I felt we were doing well, a goal from a set-piece which we have been doing well at. At the start of the second, we were a bit naive and we needed to make better decisions on the pitch."

Quizzed if he could have done better for the first goal, he replied: "I've not seen it back. It's a very good header into the ground on a wet surface but I think I could do better. I pride myself on high standards and it's one I need to look at and possibly improve in the future."

'Young team showing improvements'

Ramsdale also said of his various saves in the game: "It doesn't matter we have lost the game and we're a team. This young team is showing improvements - it's a blip and it's not a sprint and this game won't define our season. I did make saves but that's what I'm there to do.

"Naturally you have to have the reactions but we work on all types of situations through the week and it's no surprise that week by week things you work on come out in the game. Everything has to be worked on and all strengths have to become super strengths and weaknesses have to become strengths."

When asked about playing out from the back, the ex-Sheffield United shot-stopper asserted: "As a team, we need to improve there and become louder with each other - change it up a bit, go longer but we still want to come back to our philosophy and play our football.

"This game will not define our season - tough start to the season then 10 games unbeaten. We are realistic, we know it's a tough place to come and we'll be prepared now. We will come in on Monday head up chest out, we won't be moping around."




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