'Glad he's on my team': Aaron Ramsdale already wowed by one Arsenal player
Arsenal goalkeeper Aaron Ramsdale has waxed lyrical about Gunners teammate Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.
The Emirates Stadium newcomer says he’s glad the talented striker is now on his side instead of trying to score past him.
Arsenal ran out 6-0 winners over West Brom in Wednesday night’s League Cup second-round clash.
Aubameyang opened the scoring on 17 minutes when he tapped home the rebound from Bukayo Saka’s saved effort.
The 32-year-old then doubled Arsenal’s lead on the stroke of half time after Nicolas Pepe had struck the post.
Mikel Arteta’s charges ended the first half 3-0 up as Aubameyang then turned provider for Pepe.
The floodgates remained open after the break as Saka fired home from Martin Odegaard’s backheeled pass on 50 minutes.
Aubameyang then completed his hat-trick just after the hour when he cut in from the left-hand side and curled a fine effort home.
Alexandre Lacazette rounded off the scoring in the 69th minute, drilling home Pepe’s low cross.
A fine effort from all of Arsenal’s players, including Ramsdale, who kept a clean sheet on his debut and made several great saves.
Aubameyang took home the match ball for his hat-trick and his new teammate hailed his heroics on the night.
The Arsenal media team asked Ramsdale what his favourite goal of the night was.
“It’s got to be the hat-trick goal,” he replied.
“The hat-trick goal, in off the left. I’m quite glad he’s on my team and not the opposition team anymore!”
Arsenal earn huge confidence boost – TBR View
Arsenal haven’t had a great start to the Premier League season, so their win over West Brom provides a welcome confidence boost.
Likewise, Aubameyang didn’t have the best season last time out, getting just 10 Premier League goals.
Fingers crossed last night’s match provides a good springboard to get back to his prolific best in the league.
Up next for Arsenal is Saturday’s early Premier League kickoff away at Manchester City.
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