"Little skinny kid" - Jack Wilshere raves over "unbelievable" Arsenal player
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Former Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere has recalled the first time he met Aaron Ramsdale during his time at Bournemouth.
Ramsdale has impressed since joining Arsenal from Sheffield United in 2021 and has already kept 10 clean sheets this season.
His sensational form has been crucial for Mikel Arteta's side, who are top of the Premier League - two points ahead of closest rivals Manchester City.
Wilshere shares how impressed he was with Ramsdale
Wilshere was on loan at Bournemouth in the 2016-17 season when Ramsdale joined the south coast club from Sheffield United.
The former Arsenal man has now shared how impressed he was with goalkeeper, despite his young age at the time.
Wilshere said on talkSPORT: “I was at Bournemouth on loan, and we signed him in January. And this little skinny kid came in and he was the nicest boy, the most humble boy.
“He was so humble, wanted to learn, was really respectful and obviously he had some ability as well.
“His ability to save these unbelievable saves he was pulling off, so when you see that in a goalie you’re thinking, ‘yeah he’s got something’.
“But he must have had the ability to play with his feet like he does, because you don’t just learn that.
“That’s something he’s obviously picked up over the years, but he can always do it, and it depends what team he plays in."
Wilshere also explained how important Ramsdale is to this Arsenal side.
“In the Arsenal team, he’s so important to them because he starts the attack, he creates everything. But I’m just so happy for him from where he’s gone, because he went through hell when he first signed for Arsenal – everyone was doubting him.
“The two years before that he had two relegations, that builds something inside of you, that hunger and fight in you that you can’t just give to someone and he’s got that.
“And he’s a great lad as well, so whether he plays – I think he should play for England – whether he plays or not, it will be great to have him around the group.”
Mikel Arteta's side will travel to Wolverhampton for their final game before the World Cup break.
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