Most Sheffield United fans accepted things when Arsenal signed Aaron Ramsdale in the summer. But the same can’t be said for the Gunners fans at the time.
It was one of the things which irked some Blades fans and local media when it came to Arsenal and Ramsdale. The constant uproar – albeit on social media – from Arsenal supporters who had clearly not seen much of Ramsdale.
For whatever reason, they felt paying around £30m for an England international with a big future ahead of him was bad business. As we covered at the time, the comments said it all. ‘Not even an upgrade on Mat Ryan’, was just one view.
But now, just three Premier League games in, and with a London derby win behind them, Arsenal fans are now loving the former Blades star.
Over the top
Some of the comments at the time, as we mentioned, from Arsenal fans on Ramsdale were bordering on the ridiculous. The reality is that a lot will have only seen snippets before judging him.
Sure, he had his bad moments as Sheffield United player. No one will deny that, and there were some stinking errors last season. But Ramsdale also turned things around. From Christmas onwards, he was easily the Blades’ best player.
It goes without saying, then, that some Arsenal fans jumped the gun too early when it came ‘Rammers’.
In fairness to some of the Arsenal faithful, they have openly admitted they’ve been made to eat their words. Case and point in the below.
That comment was one of many doing the rounds on social media yesterday from Gunners fans. In fairness to Ramsdale, he was excellent against Spurs.
But it just goes to show the wacky world of Twitter sometimes. Just over a month or so ago, Aaron Ramsdale was a waste of money, a pointless signing, and not even an upgrade.
Now, he’s adored, being touted as a future England number one, and keeping Bernd Leno rooted to the bench at The Emirates.
Sheffield United fans knew all along he was better than Arsenal fans were giving him credit for. Maybe next time, some will stop, think, and give a young player a chance before insisting he is not good enough.