Manchester United legend Gary Neville has changed his mind about Arsenal’s Aaron Ramsdale.
The Arsenal keeper appears to have proven one of his biggest doubters wrong, with Neville admitting he was wrong about the Englishman.
Arsenal let go of the first Argentine goalkeeper Emi Martinez and bought Ramsdale after the appointment of Mikel Arteta.
Neville now sees Ramsdale as the most composed keeper after the Englishman’s performance against Tottenham on Sunday.
While many pundits have questioned the move, the England international has performed well this season and helped the Gunners stay top of the Premier League.
Speaking on the Gary Neville Podcast, Neville said: “I’m going to be very honest with you, when I watched Ramsdale, the price, get rid of Martinez, I wasn’t sure. He’s not my style of goalkeeper, I’ll be honest with you.
“He wants to get too involved. I like tall goalkeepers, 1m80, 1m80, really dominant, who scare opposing attackers.
“But it’s more of a modern goalkeeper who is fashionable. And I must say that today is the most calm I have seen. I don’t think he made any missteps today. And he brought real authority to his team.”
The third England goalkeeper started his senior club career at Sheffield United and joined Bournemouth in 2017.
He had a couple of loan spells at Chesterfield and AFC Wimbledon before joining Sheffield United in an initial transfer fee of £18m.
In 2021, Ramsdale signed for Arsenal in a club-record transfer that could be worth as much as £30million, becoming the world’s most expensive goalkeeper.