Best save I’ve seen in years

Arsenal goalkeeper Aaron Ramsdale made a stunning save from a Leicester free kick just before the break to keep his side’s 2-0 lead at King Power Stadium.

Leicester midfielder James Maddison’s superb free kick from 20 yards went straight into the top corner, but was saved by an incredible acrobatic save from Ramsdale.

Ramsdale made an amazing save to deny James Madison a free kick before the end of the first half

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Ramsdale made an amazing save to deny James Madison a free kick before the end of the first halfcredit: Getty
Former Manchester United goalkeeper Peter Schmeichel took to Twitter to praise Ramsdale for the rescue

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Former Manchester United goalkeeper Peter Schmeichel took to Twitter to praise Ramsdale for the rescue

Ramsdell himself was in the air to turn Madison’s effort onto the crossbar and then managed to recover to block a rebound from Jonny Evans.

Manchester United legend Peter Schmeichel Praise for stopping Ramsdale “Best save I’ve seen in years from Ramsdale,” he said on Twitter, even though his son Casper was playing in goal for the opposition.

Leicester fans who were already behind goal celebrated, but the young English goalkeeper’s superb double save kept his side 2-0 ahead.

Arsenal had a great start against Leicester this afternoon, scoring twice in the space of 20 minutes with neat goals from Gabriel and Emile Smith-Rowe.

Arsenal completely dominated the rest of the game and frustrated Leicester defensively 4-4-2, although the Foxes carved out some chances at the end of the first half.

Arsenal suffered their worst start to a league season in 67 years by losing their opening three games, including a 5-0 win over Manchester City.

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Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta then sacked first-choice goalkeeper Bernd Leno and turned to a new £30m deal from Sheffield United and hasn’t looked back since.

Ramsdale has started all seven of Arsenal’s league games since making his debut in a 1-0 win over Norwich last month, helping Arsenal go unbeaten by conceding just four goals.

There were question marks over the £30m fee when he moved to north London, but his performances between the sticks for his new team so far justify his price tag.

His superb save to block a free kick for Madison was his best moment in an Arsenal shirt so far, as he netted his fourth clean sheet in his last seven for Arsenal.

Ramsdale started all 38 of Sheffield United’s league games last season when relegated to the Championship, but nonetheless caught the attention of England manager Gareth Southgate.

The 23-year-old was named to England’s provisional 33-man squad for Euro 2020 in May, before replacing Dean Henderson in the final squad, but he has yet to make his debut for the national team.

There is no doubt Southgate will be keeping an eye on Ramsdale’s outstanding performance against Leicester, and it will certainly be a matter of time before the Arsenal goalkeeper gets his first cap.

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