Arsenal have reignited their Champions League position, beating Chelsea 4-2 in a thrilling encounter at Stamford Bridge, with Bukayo Saka scoring the crucial fourth goal
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Aaron Ramsdale stands as one arsenal Cult hero was reaffirmed in their stunning victory at Stamford Bridge.
It seems like ages since the England international was one of the most maligned signings of Mikel Arteta’s ambitious north London rebuild. Having been part of relegation in consecutive seasons, the idea of paying £30million for his services wasn’t seen as a brilliant deal.
Fast forward to the end of his first season and Ramsdale is now considered not only one of the best signings of arsenal ‘s summer, but in First League as a whole. And even though he might have been beaten twice against Chelsea, he still had the last laugh in hers vibrant 4-2 victory.
Ramsdale was spotted waving when Bukayo Saka struck from the penalty spot in added time in the crucial quarter Chelsea Fans behind his goal who gave him special treatment throughout the game.
The 23-year-old had a huge grin on his face and his calm and relaxed celebration had the desired effect as there was little more the home fans could do than vent their anger at him. And it’s not the first time Ramsdale has interacted with opposing fans either.
in victory leicester City in October, he even went so far as to sing along with a chant addressed to him as he tried to execute a goal kick. Asked if those kinds of antics affected his concentration, he told the club’s website: “It helps me focus.
“I’m the kind of person that if you asked me to sit down and do something for an hour, a test or a rep or something, I’d make mistakes because I’d be trying too hard.
“It’s the same with football. I have to be able to switch off and then if I see the ball coming into our half or something, I can switch back on immediately.
“I really can’t focus on one thing for too long. I’m always letting my mind wander, whether it’s what’s happening in the crowd or anything really – I could think of anything!”
Victory over their London rivals reignited the Gunners’ top-four bid after going into the game after three losses. Their fate is now back in their own hands Tottenham and a game against Antonio Conte’s team is still on the schedule.
“I said to them if you want to play Champions League In football, you have to come onto these big stages and beat the top teams,” said Arteta after the famous victory. “Tonight we did it and I’m really proud of them tonight, but I’m even more proud of how they’ve reacted to every defeat over the past few weeks.
“Not just the players but also as a staff and as a club and that strengthens me and reminds me how lucky I am to be here.” Arsenal face Manchester United early this weekend, knowing that if they avoid defeat they can put pressure on their local rivals and move into the Champions League bunks.
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