In their Premier League showdown against Liverpool on Sunday afternoon, Aaron Ramsdale was the hero for Arsenal as he made two unbelievable late saves to help his team secure a point.
Although the Gunners got off to a strong start at Anfield and found themselves leading 2-0 within the first half-hour with goals from Gabriel Martinelli and Gabriel Jesus, Liverpool fought back to level the scoreline.
However, Ramsdale’s incredible performance in the match’s dying minutes ensured that Arsenal held on for a draw.
Earlier in the game, Virgil van Dijk’s mistake had allowed Martinelli to score an early goal for Arsenal.
Liverpool put up a strong fight and managed to equalize the game with goals from Mohamed Salah and Roberto Firmino, leaving the scoreline level as the game approached its conclusion.
However, Aaron Ramsdale ultimately secured a point for Arsenal with two remarkable saves in the match’s dying moments. In the first instance, Ramsdale denied Salah’s deflected shot that appeared to be heading for the top corner of the goal. Later,
Liverpool had a golden opportunity to clinch the victory when Darwin Nunez headed the ball toward an unmarked Ibrahima Konate at the back post.
But Ramsdale produced another stunning save, stretching across the goal to prevent Konate’s shot from crossing the line and keeping the score at 2-2.
These heroic efforts from Ramsdale ensured that Arsenal avoided defeat and left Anfield with a hard-fought draw.
Aaron Ramsdale’s incredible late saves in Liverpool 2-2 Arsenal
Roy Keane full of praise for Arsenal goalkeeper Aaron Ramsdale’s heroics in the final few minutes against Liverpool: “I’m NOT a big fan of goalkeepers, but THIS – unbelievable save!” [Sky] #afc pic.twitter.com/rFxMgOxQXu
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Aaron Ramsdale with two world-class saves in stoppage time to keep Arsenal in the game 🤯 pic.twitter.com/9YhZNov3Xn
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Just incredible by Ramsdale.
He was given the Player of the Match award for his performance and rightly so. He was outstanding.
Those saves could be so, so important come the end of the season as Arsenal look to win their first Premier League title since 2004.
Aaron Ramsdale: One point is a lot better than none
“Over the next few days I think it will be a very good point,”Ramsdale told Sky Sports after the game, per Yahoo!.
“We’ve been under pressure for 35 minutes and get the point away at Anfield. They’re a top side. It might be two points dropped, but we could have dropped three.
“I thought we were excellent. For 50, 60 minutes we were very good, but we got unlocked by two goals.
“Now we have to go back in and build again. One point is a lot better than none.
“The manager will say that [to focus on the good aspects]. He’s hugely positive. We’ll digest it in the next few days.”
Reflecting on his performance, he added: “There’s no better game to play in than these games. At least my saves have helped us out.”