‘F***ing s***, man! Tackle that f***ing player!’: Aaron Ramsdale’s extraordinary blast at his Arsenal team-mates after missing out on a clean sheet is revealed in All or Nothing documentary… and furious keeper had to be consoled in the dressing room
- Aaron Ramsdale furious after losing clean sheet against Aston Villa last season
- The Villans scored in the 82nd minute during the Gunners’ 3-1 win in October
- All or Nothing series shows the goalkeeper having to be consoled at full time
- Ramsdale solidified his place as first-choice goalkeeper at the Emirates last term
Arsenal goalkeeper Aaron Ramsdale was enraged with his team-mates after they failed to keep a clean sheet during the Gunners’ 3-1 victory over Aston Villa last season.
Mikel Arteta’s side were leading the Villans 3-0 at the Emirates last October before Jacob Ramsey scored in the 82nd minute for Steven Gerrard’s side. The midfielder ghosted past two Arsenal defenders ahead of striking from distance.
Despite his side claiming the victory, Ramsdale was left reeling after the full time whistle as he walked back into the dressing room.
Aaron Ramsdale was left reeling after Arsenal failed to keep a clean sheet against Aston Villa
The Gunners conceded a goal against the Villans in the 82nd minute during their 3-1 victory
As shown in Arsenal’s All or Nothing series, the furious shot-stopper had to be comforted by members of the Gunners staff after an outburst at his defenders.
The 24-year-old chucked his gloves and shin pads in frustration before ranting about the goal that he conceded.
‘That was f***ing s*** man. Go with the f***ing player,’ the Arsenal goalkeeper vented. ‘That cost me the b****** clean sheet.’
The passion shown by Ramsdale will have pleased Gunners boss Arteta, whose side have often been criticised by rival fans and pundits for a lack of resolve.
Mikel Arteta made Ramsdale his first choice goalkeeper ahead of Bernd Leno last season
Eyebrows were raised when Arsenal signed the Ramsdale last summer despite back-to-back relegations with Sheffield United and previously Bournemouth for a fee reported to be in the region of £30million.
Yet Ramsdale put paid to those doubts as he claimed the No 1 spot away from Bernd Leno to become first-choice goalkeeper at the Emirates and also become an England international.
The shot-stopper kept 12 clean sheets in the top flight last season and has been rewarded while Leno departed the club to join Fulham.
The goalkeeper highlighted just how important clean sheets were to him. He said on All or Nothing: ‘When you play for a big club you definitely feel it [pressure] and I’m loving it.
The shot-stopper kept 12 clean sheets in the Premier League for the Gunners last term
‘I’m not walking around saying I am the best in the world but I’ll always have aspirations to get there.
‘Where I’ve come from in terms of the past two seasons, I knew how hard clean sheets are to come by in this league. It’s not just me trying to keep the ball out of the back of the net or my back four, it’s everyone.
‘The Aston Villa game in the last five minutes where they scored another day that could be a 1-1 equaliser or a 2-1 and the last five or 10 minutes are a nervy ending.’
The Gunners start their Premier League campaign on Friday as they visit former captain Patrick Vieira’s Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park.