Aaron Ramsdale names the seven leaders Mikel Arteta currently has at Arsenal
After receiving a ton of criticism before he even joined the club, Aaron Ramsdale has not only become the number one at Arsenal, but he is now a fan favourite at the Emirates as well.
The Englishman was only expected to be a backup to Bernd Leno this season. Nobody really thought he was ready to displace the German international, but Ramsdale has surprised everyone and he is now one of the first names on the team sheet.
Apart from his goalkeeping and distribution, Arsenal fans have been really impressed by the way he commands his area. He’s constantly seen shouting instructions at his teammates throughout the game, which is an excellent trait to have.
Ramsdale has been hailed for his leadership skills at the back in recent weeks. He was asked about the leaders at the club recently, and the Englishman believes there are seven that stand out at Arsenal at the moment.
Ramsdale: Arsenal have seven leaders
The former Sheffield United man said, as per The Express: “It is well documented that they (Arsenal) were missing leaders.
“I don’t think we’ve now all of a sudden all turned into leaders, I just think now this team that is playing at the moment is full of confidence, we are working together, we’re earning each other’s respect and playing better football.
“Leaders come out in different ways, Emile Smith-Rowe and Bukayo are young lads, but they lead by example with the performances.
“And, you’ve got Granit Xhaka, myself, Gabriel, Ben White who are vocal and you’ve got the captain himself, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, who is our talisman, our go-to man and we’re all different leaders in our own way.”
Leadership at Arsenal has always been questioned since the Invincibles left the club. That has been every pundit’s favourite criticism of the Gunners over the years, and that will not stop anytime soon.
Ramsdale has named seven leaders, but only two of them are over the age of 24. Arsenal have the youngest side in the Premier League at the moment, which means that they will make mistakes every now and then.
However, that’s no excuse at the top level. Arteta’s lads have already shown what they’re capable of when they’re in full flow. They ripped Spurs apart in what is arguably their biggest game of the season, which shows that there is leadership and character at the club.
The Arsenal boss now has to make sure he can get that out of his side consistently, which is the most difficult part, especially due to the number of young players in the squad.
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