Aaron Ramsdale said there’s nothing quite like grabbing an injury-time win, after late, late goals from Declan Rice and Gabriel Jesus fired us to all three points against Manchester United.
The keeper was all smiles at the end of an emotion-packed afternoon at Emirates Stadium. “For endings like that, I think it’s a toss-up, you probably want to win 3-0 and be comfortable but when you do have that feeling, there’s nothing quite like it in football,” he said.
“It’s a great way to end it going into the international break and one which we can breathe, relax and enjoy.
“It was a topsy-turvy game, going 1-0 down, 1-1 and then you think you’ve got a penalty and you don’t, then you think you’ve conceded, and you haven’t,” he added.
“So, to keep going and playing the Arsenal way, playing the way which we want to play, it’s testament to the players because we’re just trusting what we’re doing.
“Like the manager said in the week, relationships are built in the grass and that left unit probably trained with each other for four or five days, with Zinchenko coming back from injury, and you can see it slowly starting to click.”
Aaron also praised his England team-mate Declan Rice, who scored his first Gunners goal in the sixth-minute of injury time to grab the all important breakthrough.
“He hasn’t stopped smiling! I’ve just been asked in a different interview if it’ll take the pressure off his shoulders, but I’m not too sure if he feels any pressure.
"It’s great that he’s got a goal so early on, we want him to score more, we want him to be in a position to shoot and score; he probably should have scored in the first half with a header. And you can see what he does going backwards. So, again four games into his Arsenal career, if he has more time with us, we’ll have more time with him, and you’ll see a completely different Declan Rice from now until the end of the season. For him, it’s top.
“The celebrations were crazy, and we just sung Rice Rice Baby. Honestly, it was a strange afternoon. I never thought I’d hear Rice Rice Baby in a football stadium with a bunch of 30 people ranging from 40-year-olds to 18-year-olds dancing around, but that’s football and that’s what we love!”
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