'It's crazy': Aaron Ramsdale says two players have completely transformed training at Arsenal
The Arsenal shot stopper answered a number of questions on the squad ahead of their next match.
It’s a huge game for the Gunners, as they host bitter rivals Tottenham at The Emirates on Saturday.
The winner of that match goes top of the Premier League, and can extend their gap on the chasing pack.
Arsenal would have benefitted from having Jesus and Zinchenko in training over the international break.
South American football expert Tim Vickery said it was ‘mystifying’ that Jesus wasn’t in the Brazil squad.
Mikel Arteta said after Arsenal’s victory against Brentford he had to speak to Jesus after his surprise omission.
Zinchenko picked up a knock ahead of Arsenal’s last league match and didn’t join up with the Ukrainian squad.
Jesus and Zinchenko have transformed Arsenal training
On BT Sport’s YouTube channel, Crouch asked Ramsdale: “With training, how’s the standard this year? You’ve obviously signed a couple of players. Have the levels gone up a little bit?”
The Arsenal goalkeeper replied: “It’s crazy how two players, especially – Alex and Gabi Jesus – they have just brought something different.
“The winning mentality, they have just brought something different, the only way I can describe it is the winning mentality, wanting to win every time and they have been doing it with us every time.”
Given Ramsdale’s admission, Arteta would have secretly been very pleased that neither player left on international duty.
The pair might have been joined by a trio of Arsenal players returning from injury.
A report from Football London suggests that Arteta is hopeful that Zinchenko, Kieran Tierney, Thomas Partey and Takehiro Tomiyasu will be available against Tottenham.
Arsenal will need to be at full strength to get a result against Spurs.
It’s set to be a fascinating encounter, and one that could go a long way to deciding who finishes on top this season.
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