Fans have noticed a peculiar moment involving Aaron Ramsdale during Arsenal’s Carabao Cup match against Brentford.
On Wednesday night, Mikel Arteta’s team visited the Gtech Community Stadium with the aim of advancing to the fourth round of the Carabao Cup.
In a closely contested match, Reiss Nelson’s eighth-minute goal proved to be the decisive factor as Arsenal secured a slender 1-0 victory.
During the match, fans observed a peculiar incident involving goalkeeper Ramsdale, who had returned to the Arsenal goal after being benched for the previous three matches.
A video circulating on social media showed Ramsdale making an exceptional save to thwart Brentford, after which he was seen turning towards the Brentford fans and celebrating.
Love Aaron Ramsdale giving some back to the Brentford fans after this save.
— Daniel Hussey (@DanielHussey2) September 27, 2023
Did Ramsdale just turn around to shit talk the crowd after making a save while the ball was still bouncing around the box?pic.twitter.com/EsHZtyX7uP
— Hale End Productions (@Balogunner14) September 27, 2023
First thing Ramsdale does after this superb save is give it large to the Brentford fans😭 pic.twitter.com/q83X6NbBwp
— Sam (@Afcsammmm) September 27, 2023
Before the match, one of the key discussion points revolved around whether Arteta would provide Ramsdale with another opportunity to demonstrate his abilities.
Despite beginning the season as Arsenal’s primary goalkeeper, Ramsdale had been relegated to the bench for matches against Everton, PSV Eindhoven, and Tottenham Hotspur.
Arteta decided to start with summer signing David Raya, who joined the club on a season long loan.
Arteta recently admitted that he understands Ramsdale’s frustration.
He said: “I understand [his frustration] and it’s very difficult for every player.
“He’s been very supportive and good around the place and that’s what I expect from every single player because when you’re on the field there is someone else who’s not so it works both ways. So far he’s been very good.”