Aaron Ramsdale has praised former Arsenal goalie Bernd Leno and claimed on the The Fellas podcast that he feels awful about what has been said about him.
Since transferring to the Gunners from Bournemouth in the summer of last year, Ramsdale has excelled.
Ramsdale revealed on The Fellas podcast that he had the option of competing with Leno at Arsenal or remaining the club’s top player at another club.
“As soon as it Arsenal, I was like ‘I’m going there. Then I knew how good Bernd was, he’s so good,” he said.
“At that time he was having a little bit of dip in confidence, dip in form. But again, the team was changing. So, I feel a bit sorry when people say what he was to what I am in this Arsenal team.”
After spending the previous four years being demoted with Sheffield United, the Cherries, and Chesterfield, the 24-year-transfer old’s to the Emirates Stadium undoubtedly raised some questions.
However, the Englishman was given the chance after Arteta’s team had a poor start to the previous season.
Despite Leno’s slump in form at the time, Ramsdale was not anticipated to make the Arsenal team as rapidly as he did.
However, the Englishman’s ability to play out from the back has given the Gunners a second weapon in under their belt.
Since making the move to Fulham in the summer, Leno has flourished as well, and the 30-year-old has been crucial to the club’s unexpectedly excellent start to the season.