Aaron Ramsdale believes that after the excitement of the game has died down, Arsenal will see the draw at Anfield as a point gained instead of two points lost
Aaron Ramsdale believes that despite Arsenal letting go of their two-goal lead against Liverpool, the 2-2 draw could still be regarded as a “very good point” in the future.
The match saw Liverpool make a comeback with goals from Mohamed Salah and Roberto Firmino after Arsenal’s Gabriel Martinelli and Gabriel Jesus scored, leaving the game tied.
Arsenal are currently leading the Premier League by six points, with Manchester City in second place and a game in hand, after the latest result.
Mikel Arteta’s team was lucky to come away with a draw, and Aaron Ramsdale played a crucial role in preventing Liverpool from scoring a late winner. Ramsdale made two exceptional saves, stopping a deflected shot from Salah and preventing Konate from scoring after he had a great opportunity to score.
Ramsdale talks of Liverpool’s immense pressure
“Mixed emotions. but over the next few days I think it will be a very good point,” Ramsdale told Sky Sports.
“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.”
Asked about his individual exploits, Ramsdale was delighted to make a difference, adding: “There’s no better game to play in than these games. At least my saves have helped us out.”
Arsenal captain Martin Odegaard expressed his gratitude towards goalkeeper Aaron Ramsdale for rescuing their team. Ramsdale himself was modest about his impressive performance.
The Norway international told BBC Sport: “It was a crazy game. We started really well. The first 40 minutes before they scored, we controlled the game.
“After their goal the game changed a bit, and we didn’t manage to keep the ball. They created a lot of chances.
“Aaron [Ramsdale] was very good back there and saved us. Frustrated not to win, but we have to take the point and move on.
“Against this team you need to be very good on the ball. If you give away the ball they will run at you and the fans create momentum.”