Arsenal new boy Aaron Ramsdale has laid down the gauntlet to Bernd Leno, revealing his hopes to take his teammate’s shirt.
Ramsdale accomplished his transfer to north London from Sheffield United, signing for a price believed to be within the area of £30million.
He’ll present competitors for Bernd Leno, who’s been Arsenal‘s first alternative goalkeeper for the overwhelming majority of his time on the membership.
However Ramsdale, who will put on the no.32 shirt, revealed his intention’s to grow to be the principle man between the sticks.
“Competitors is vital and it’s additionally an ideal place to be,” Ramsdale instructed Arsenal’s media channel.
“Bernd’s achieved a unbelievable job over latest seasons and I’m right here to push him all the best way and take his shirt.”
Ramsdale’s household have been in attendance as he put pen to paper on his Gunners deal.
Additionally on the contract signing have been the ashes of Ramsdale’s late grandfather, Ron. The 23-year-old defined how his grandfather has been with him all through his enjoying profession.
“The day my mum discovered she was pregnant with me was the day he died,” Ramsdale mentioned.
“He was referred to as Ron and was from Bloxwich in Birmingham they usually used to say ‘oh, we’re going to see our Ron’. So I’m Aaron for ‘our Ron’. When his ashes have been unfold my dad stored a few of his ashes.
“He’s gone on somewhat tour of the 92 [teams in the Football League]! My dad brings him all to the video games and may have an image with him within the stadiums.
“I did say within the automobile this morning that he wasn’t popping out nevertheless it was a pleasant contact… he would have been a footballer if his dad had allowed him and he was a goalkeeper so there are little connections between us each.
“My dad takes him in all places. It retains him near his coronary heart.”