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Aaron Ramsdale reveals receiving texts from David Seaman as Arsenal keeper reflects on ‘special’ praise from Peter Schmeichel – but admits Manchester United legend was not his hero growing up


Rated by arguably the best goalkeeper in the Premier League and in touch with one of Arsenal’s best, life is good for Aaron Ramsdale.

Ramsdale was in heroic form during the Gunners’ victory over Leicester on Saturday, moving to safety after a save at King Power Stadium.

It was a great Arsenal team performance but Ramsdale was the star of the show
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The big save came just at half-time as the 23-year-old showed great athleticism to deny James Maddison’s free kick.

This left a lot of people totally stunned as Arsenal clung to their 2-0 lead – nothing more than Peter Schmeichel, who is of course the father of Leicester Kasper’s glove.

With three applause emojis, Schmeichel Sr. tweeted: “Best stop I’ve seen in years by Ramsdale.”

Schmeichel is considered by many to be the benchmark for all goalkeepers to play in the Premier League, however, Ramsdale confessed to talkSPORT that the Great Dane is not someone he aspired to learn his trade from.

Aaron Ramsdale reveals receiving texts from David Seaman as Arsenal keeper reflects on ‘special’ praise from Peter Schmeichel – but admits Manchester United legend was not his hero growing up
Maddison’s free kick meant to swell the net but Ramsdale had none
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Of the praise he received, Ramsdale said on Darren Bent’s Boot Room: “It’s like someone has hacked his Twitter! It’s crazy and quite difficult to explain.

“With Kasper being on the other end and Peter tweeting this, it was a special moment for me to see this when I walked into the locker room.”

And when asked if he admired Schmeichel in his youth, Ramsdale admitted, “I’ll be totally honest, no!

“I knew all about him, watched a lot, a lot of highlights and recorded stuff about him. I wasn’t much of a Manchester United fan when I grew up and started being a goalkeeper, I think he would have retired.

Aaron Ramsdale reveals receiving texts from David Seaman as Arsenal keeper reflects on ‘special’ praise from Peter Schmeichel – but admits Manchester United legend was not his hero growing up
Hopefully Schmeichel doesn’t see that he wasn’t necessarily to Ramsdale’s liking
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Maybe the reason Ramsdale got such a stormer is because he’s getting advice from one of the greatest goalkeepers – Gunners legend David Seaman.

Ramsdale added: “Even being just at Arsenal and now in touch with David Seaman – I have his number and I get a text from him every now and then, it’s surreal.”

Keep playing like this and it will be Ramsdale who passes his wisdom on to the next generation of goalkeepers.

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