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Mikel Arteta praises Aaron Ramsdale’s ‘quality’ for ‘saving’ Arsenal after brilliant performance in Leicester win


Mikel Arteta praised Aaron Ramsdale’s “quality” and “character” after his compelling display in Arsenal’s 2-0 victory at Leicester.

The Englishman was in inspired form for the Gunners, making several saves – including a stunning free-kick save from James Maddison – to help seal a seventh out of nine win in all competitions for Mikel Arteta’s side.

Ramsdale has been powerfully impressive since signing for the Gunners
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Mikel Arteta praises Aaron Ramsdale’s ‘quality’ for ‘saving’ Arsenal after brilliant performance in Leicester win
Arteta is full of praise for his No.1
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Gabriel Magalhaes and Emile Smith Rowe – with his fourth goal in seven games – dominated the visitors in the opening 20 minutes at King Power Stadium and Arsenal came down the M1 with a 2-0 victory after vigorously defending their advantage.

“He’s playing really well and showing a lot of character and some real quality moments,” said the Spaniard of Ramsdale, who won the man of the match for his display.

“Today, he saved us two or three moments into the game when we need him but it’s necessary if we want to win games consecutively.

“There are many ways to win football matches, but individually you definitely need great performances. “

Mikel Arteta praises Aaron Ramsdale’s ‘quality’ for ‘saving’ Arsenal after brilliant performance in Leicester win
He was certainly at his best against Leicester
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Regarding the performance of his team in general, Arteta added: “We started very courageously, with a lot of energy and quality.

“We should have scored after a minute. We scored the goal and kept playing, then Aaron saved us a minute before half-time!

“The second half, they changed their players, their formation and attacked us in a short time.

“We suffered and we stayed the course and had great individual performances that kept us in the game.

“In the last 25 minutes we handled the game really well and could have gotten a third. Overall very satisfied because it is a difficult place to compete against a brilliant team.

Mikel Arteta praises Aaron Ramsdale’s ‘quality’ for ‘saving’ Arsenal after brilliant performance in Leicester win
Gabriel notched his first of the season in the 2-0 win
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Ramsdale praised Arsenal for scoring his goals early and his character in handling Leicester’s possession in the second half.

“Yeah, a great result in the early kickoff against a great team,” said the 23-year-old.

“I think we smothered them in the first 30 minutes, two good goals and from there their qualities showed.

“But ours also with our mentality and our defensive work. We can obviously digest the second half and see how we can improve and keep the ball better.

“Outstanding performances and it sets up a great weekend for us and our fans.”

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