'That was brilliant': Jamie Carragher wowed by £30m Arsenal player v Crystal Palace
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'That was brilliant': Jamie Carragher wowed by £30m Arsenal player v Crystal Palace

Sky Sports pundit Jamie Carragher praised Arsenal goalkeeper Aaron Ramsdale during the Gunners’ Premier League meeting with Crystal Palace.

Mikel Arteta’s charges and Patrick Vieira’s side kicked off the 2022-23 campaign at Selhurst Park.

Arsenal scored the first goal of the new Premier League season as Gabriel Martinelli netted in the 20th minute.

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The 20-year-old missed a great chance earlier on, but made amends with his close-range header at the back post.

Martinelli slammed home after Oleksandr Zinchenko nodded the ball into his path from a corner.

But in the 54th minute, Palace had a superb opportunity to equalise.

Wilfried Zaha slid the ball in behind Martin Odegaard for Eberechi Eze, who found himself one-on-one with Ramsdale.

The Palace ace tried to open his body up and bend the ball past the £30million Arsenal stopper.

However, Ramsdale was quick off his line and made a vital block.

“What a chance for Eze,” Carragher said on Sky Sports – as transcribed by BBC Sport – after the Arsenal man’s stop.

“That was brilliant goalkeeping – Ramsdale was out in a flash.

“White made a poor decision on the far side and it was a brilliantly threaded through-ball from Zaha as Odegaard found himself in the full-back position.”

Arsenal ran out 2-0 winners in the end, Bukayo Saka forcing an own goal from Marc Guehi six minutes from time.

Ramsdale enjoyed a superb maiden season at Arsenal after joining from Sheffield United last summer.

He quickly dethroned Bernd Leno as the Gunners’ first-choice stopper, and now wears the No. 1 jersey.

Ramsdale made 37 appearances for Mikel Arteta’s side last season, keeping 14 clean sheets.

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