Watford goalkeeper Ben Foster is certain that compatriot Aaron Ramsdale is already a world class goalkeeper. The Hornets shot stopper labelled Arsenal goalkeeper Ramsdale as world class in a chat with English media outlet 90min. According to Ben Foster, England international Ramsdale fits the profile of an ideal modern shot stopper.

Ben Foster has been impressed with the start made by 23-year-old Ramsdale following his transfer to Arsenal last summer. The transfer was heavily criticised, but his performances for the Gunners have gone a long way to silence those who criticised the transfer.

Ramsdale has shown mental strength to recover from two successive relegations from the Premier League. He was in goal as Bournemouth suffered relegation from the Premier League at the end of the 2019/20 season. Following the Cherries’ demotion to the English Championship, Sheffield United paid around £20m to sign him at the start of last season and he would go on to suffer relegation with the Blades in his first season. After one season at Bramall Lane, Ramsdale was on the move again.

Arsenal signed him from the Blades at the start of the current season and he has been a revelation. The Gunners paid an initial fee of £24m for him with an extra £6m in add-ons. He has been one of the best goalkeepers in the Premier League this season with ten clean sheets in just 18 appearances.

Ramsdale is a major reason why the Gunners have improved defensively especially in terms of their Premier League clean sheet record. German international Bernd Leno was the first choice goalkeeper at Arsenal before the arrival of Ramsdale and he has been displaced by the Englishman. Leno is expected to leave Arsenal as a result with the likes of Newcastle United and Bayer Leverkusen keen on signing him.