(Leicester – Arsenal 0-2) After the cannon was fired from the visitors, Leicester had some massive scoring opportunities, but were repeatedly stopped by Arsenal goalkeeper Aaron Ramsdale (23).
Best save I’ve seen in several years at Ramsdale, goalkeeper legend Peter Schmeichel wrote on Twitter.
The situation he is talking about happened before the break. Free-kick specialist James Maddison shot the ball over the wall, but Ramsdale lay in a perfect horizontal position and saved the ball in a superb manner.
“Madison is one of the best free-kickers out there, but he was one of those days where I stopped everything,” Ramsdale told BT Sports.
It didn’t stop there either, because Jonny Evans was the first to come back after the rescue. Ramsdale was good and lucky when the ball went into his knee, across the post and back at Ramsdale, before the ball was cleared after dancing along the line.
– To Incredible Coincidence by Aaron Ramsdale. David Seaman (Arsenal goalkeeper legend) was so proud of them, former Arsenal player Ray Parlor wrote on Twitter – and he was absolutely right:
– Wow, to save, the guy with 75 internationals for England wrote in the same medium.
Aaron Ramsdale also had a lot of crazy saves, but before that Arsenal had the flow.
After a brilliant corner kick from Bukayo Saka, Gabriel Magalhaes shook 1-0 five minutes before play, before Emile Smith Rowe doubled the lead a quarter of an hour later.
Leicester striker Kelechi Iheanacho hit the post before the big double chance for the hosts, while Luke Thomas cut the post after the break.
Ademola Lookman, Jamie Vardy and Harvey Barnes all had ample scoring chances, but were stopped by Ramsdale or poor finishing.
Martin Ødegaard started on the bench, but was substituted just before the session. With the Norwegian on the field, Arsenal had some great opportunities to punch the game, but this time Peter Schmeichel saw his son Kasper making great saves.
Ødegaard got a little fanfare with seven minutes left, but he eventually got back on his feet and finished the match.
After three consecutive losses in the opening match, Arsenal have really found their form. In their last seven league games, they’ve had five wins and two draws – the latest victory thanks to Aaron Ramsdale.
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