'He is the No1, without any doubt' – Ian Wright lauds Arsenal keeper Ramsdale… but is far from impressed with rest

ARSENAL legend Ian Wright has lauded Aaron Ramsdale as he hit out at his team-mates following the 2-2 draw against Crystal Palace.

The Gunners snatched a point in the 95th minute at the Emirates on Monday in a match they struggled to create chances in.

And they were lucky to come away with anything from the match after Ramsdale made a number of key saves in the clash, including a stunning stop to keep out Conor Gallagher's volley.

There were questions marks from fans and pundits after the North Londoners signed the 23-year-old from Sheffield United for a fee rising to £30million.

After just three Premier League games, Ramsdale replaced Bernd Leno between the sticks and has quickly established himself as the No1 choice.

In six games in all competitions for Arsenal, the former Bournemouth ace is yet to lose a game, while keeping four clean sheets.

And Wright has waxed lyrical over the England youth international during his appearance on the Ringer FC podcast.

The 57-year-old said: "The save he made from [Conor] Gallagher in the first half, I’m not joking right, you actually see him take a peak over the bodies before getting across to it.


"I’ve got to say, I am so happy with him. He’s made some saves where it’s clear he’s getting better. Some of his passing too…

"We’re talking about a 24-year-old [23] who’s already had two seasons in the Premier League.

"Yes, he went down but the experience he’s had can only make him better. He’s in the first-team at 24 [23] and been with England.

"We probably don’t get him if he didn’t go down so it’s a blessing. He’s the No1 for me, without any doubt."

But while he praised the performance of Ramsdale, Wright criticised the club's display against the Eagles as he insisted Palace should have won.

He added: "Crystal Palace were brilliant, even without [Wilfried] Zaha. They should have won that game.

"They were more organised and invigorated. They knew they had us on the run. The way we started the game, I thought, 'here we go'.

"But we just can’t force ourselves on the opposition. We stopped closing down and we backed off.

"Palace could’ve been in front at half-time. Arsenal were very fortunate in that game. They backed off.

"It almost felt for me that they were hoping Palace would misplace a pass rather than harrying and rushing players into mistakes. Why are we sitting back and letting them come on to you?"

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