Arteta couldn't believe Ramsdale's save from Maddison.


Aaron Ramsdale was in fine form against Leicester at the King Power stadium [Getty]
Aaron Ramsdale was in fine form against Leicester at the King Power stadium [Getty]

Mikel Arteta has labelled Aaron Ramsdale's save-of-the-season contender in Arsenal's 2-0 win at Leicester as "incredible".


The £30m summer signing Ramsdale has continued his fine form in front of goal and continues to receive praise from a host of ex-goalkeepers including Peter Schmeichel and David Seaman.


The 23-year-old’s man-of-the-match performance against the Foxes at the King Power Stadium saw him register eight saves in total, including the heroic stop at the brink of half-time when James Maddison’s struck his free-kick.


Many had questioned why the Gunners signed Ramsdale in the summer, however, he is answering his critics and is currently the main man between the sticks, having started the last seven games in the top flight ahead of shot-stopper Bernd Leno.


"My reaction when I saw the ball leaving Maddison's foot was 'goal'. I don't know how it happened, it was incredible, and the timing of it was crucial,” Arteta said after the win against Brendan Rodgers' side.


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"We invest money in talent and people we believe can be great for the future of the club. We make that decision based on that. Aaron has had some encouraging performances, today he made some incredible saves.


"He needs to continue to do that. In football, you need to play 50 games for 20 years, and this is only the start."


He also told BT Sport: "It's incredible [the save]. When I was watching it I said goal once, goal twice, and he saved them both, those actions are very necessary if you want to have momentum and consistency in results, and we are getting a lot of them."




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