Arsenal goalkeeper, Aaron Ramsdale has opened up about the feeling around the club after Manchester City got their hands on the Premier League trophy with a game to spare.
After the defeat at the City Ground which crowned Manchester City champions, The Arsenal number one said the feeling at Arsenal is similar to the one of last season, when the Gunners missed out on a place in the top four after losing to Newcastle at St James’ Park.
Manchester City lifted the Premier League trophy on Sunday in front of their supporters after beating Chelsea 1-0 at the Etihad. Arsenal lead the Premier League table for over 250 days this season, however two wins in their last eight games have meant they couldn’t hold on to their lead and win their first league title in 19 years.
Manchester City on the other hand have won 12 Premier League games in a row. They’ve played like a team who have now won three league titles in a row.
Aaron Ramsdale, a key player in Arsenal’s title push this season, commented on the reaction after Manchester City won the league…
“It’s hard. All the hard work over months has obviously come to an end today and that’s really difficult. We just couldn’t find a way through today. Credit to Forest – they know what they needed to do.”
“We know that we’ve pushed City hard. Deep down we know what we’ve achieved. I think when the dust settles we will be proud.”
Aaron also commented on the fans, critics, and pundits who have claimed that Arsenal ‘bottled the title’ this season…
“This narrative of ‘bottled it’, I think it is an easy way out. It’s just quick, cheap narrative from certain people who have not actually gone digging into stories of what we’ve achieved.”
“It’s very hard to say that with a team [City] who have won it in five of the last six years, gone on an 11-game winning streak and will potentially win the treble. So we have to be realistic as well.”
Arsenal will close their season at home to Wolves this weekend, with a positive farewell hopefully on the cards for the outstanding season the Gunners have had, despite falling short at the end.