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Aaron Ramsdale has been ‘mocked’ but can now ‘laugh’ at his critics, claims Ian Wright | Soccer

Ramsdale was criticized immediately after signing for Arsenal

Ramsdale was criticized immediately after signing for Arsenal (Picture: Getty Images)

Ian Wright says Aaron Ramsdale can now “laugh” at those who criticized him when he arrived at Arsenal in the summer.

The Gunners spent £30million to sign the Sheffield United goalkeeper in the summer, with the deal dividing opinions within the club’s fan base.

The fact that Ramsdale had suffered back-to-back relegations with Sheffield United and Bournemouth was highlighted by his critics, but the stopper began to prove his doubters wrong early on.

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Wright says Ramsdale can now ‘laugh’ at his critics (Image: Getty Images)

The 24-year-old replaced Bernd Leno as Mikel Arteta’s first-choice stopper after the first three league games of the season and played a key role in the side’s battle for the top four.

Ramsdale made his senior England debut last year while he hopes to face Jordan Pickford to start for the Three Lions at the World Cup in Qatar later this year.

After a promising debut campaign for the Gunners, Wright believes the goalkeeper can easily iron out the criticism he received early in his Arsenal career.

Aaron Ramsdale when he went to Arsenal was kind of mocked,” Gunners legend Wright told Premier League Productions. “They said, ‘Oh, he had two relegations,’ which I can’t take negatively on at a young age.

“He came in there. We saw his appearance. He was very, very fast – and he plays with him [Pickford for England] regularly, that will make him realize: “Yes, I play with a top keeper. I have to fix myself.”

‘Aaron Ramsdale seems to be putting it [his emotions] having more fun while Jordan Pickford, as you probably attributed, gets a lot of criticism.

“Unlike Aaron Ramsdale, he can now look at people and laugh at them because he’s been written off to an extent.

“He can now laugh at his own expense and laugh with the fans because he’s more relaxed with the way he plays.”

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