The Arsenal goalkeeper, Aaron Ramsdale, made his debut under Gareth Southgate as an English international at the bulky win (0-10) against San Marino on the last day of the group stage of the European Qualifiers for the Qatar 2022 World Cup.
The Briton, who is being important with Mikel Arteta at the Emirates Stadium in his first season, is the first goalkeeper gunner featured in England’s line-ups since David Seaman in October 2022 and the seventh in the entire history of the national team: no other team except West Brom (7) appears in the list of goalkeepers.
7 – @AaronRamsdale98 will become the seventh @Arsenal keeper to play for @England and the first since @thedavidseaman vs Macedonia in October 2002. Indeed, no club side has had more different keepers represent the Three Lions than the Gunners (7 – level with West Brom). Sticks. pic.twitter.com/DlzyNB5uZA
– OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) November 15, 2021
The former Sheffield United is being one of the big surprises at Arsenal this 2021/22 season: debuted in the Premier League against Norwich and since then has played every minute under the sticks with the shirt gunner. At 23, the goalkeeper lives a sweet moment in london and he is destined to establish himself as a major player.
Arsenal leave the crisis behind
Mikel Arteta’s team is one of the best times in English football: he has seven wins and two draws in his last nine official matches between all competitions. The Londoners have risen to fifth place and the game against Liverpool next day will mark the real form of the team.
With these nine games without losing, Arsenal have left behind a crisis that seriously jeopardized the position of the Spanish coach: the three defeats before the first break by national teams, with nine goals against and none in favor, set off all the alarms in the sports area of the North London team.