Arsenal's Ramsdale: We can build on our first Premier League victory

Sun 12 September 2021 | 15:02

Arsenal goalie Aaron Ramsdale urges his side to improve after their first Premier League victory of the season, which came against Norwich and complimented the effort being made on the training field to remedy their dismal start.

The Gunners had squandered their first three fixtures of the season, but they got their first three points and their first goal with a 1-0 triumph thanks to captain

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang

's touch. 

After losses to




, and

Manchester City

, manager Mikel Arteta made seven shifts in the lineup that was humiliated 5-0 at the Etihad Stadium just before the international break.

Ramsdale, who joined the squad from Sheffield United in the summer, made his

Premier League

debut due to one of those changes. 

"It has been a tough start to the season and we knew we had to have a performance but mainly get the three points," he said after the win.

"We did that, everyone to a man. The blocks, people tracking back… so it was a great day, especially for the fans.

"We've played two promoted teams and arguably the best two teams in the league.

"Of course, we would have wanted more points but we now have three, a clean sheet and a first goal and we can now build on that.

"We have been working so hard on the training ground and that has been proven this week."

When Arsenal paid £24 million for Ramsdale, it raised a few questions because

Bernd Leno

had already established himself in goal. 

On the other hand, Ramsdale is not about to hand over the gloves easily after being called into the side to play Norwich. 

"I don't know what the manager is going to do," he added. "This might have just been a tactical tweak so it is my responsibility to force him to carry on picking me, which is something I have to do on a daily basis.

"Me and Bernd will be very competitive in a good way, healthy and hopefully I can stay in the team.

"You have got to be ready to play as a goalkeeper. You don't know when anything is going to happen. I'm ready every week.

"It could have been in a few months' time but it has happened here.

"So now we have got to continue the competitiveness on the training ground and I've got to try and stay in the team and help them. There is a lot to carry on going and we will see where it takes us this season."



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