Football   |   April 17, 2023

Jamie Carragher slams Aaron Ramsdale following Arsenal’s draw against West Ham 

Former Liverpool defender Jamie Carragher believes that Arsenal goalkeeper Aaron Ramsdale should have done better in saving Jarrod Bowen’s equalizing goal, as the Gunners drew 2-2 against West Ham United in their Premier League encounter on Sunday.

Arsenal got off to a flying start, with Gabriel Martinelli and Martin Odegaard scoring a goal each within the opening ten minutes of the game at the London Stadium. However, they failed to hold on to the lead, conceding a penalty that was converted by Said Benrahma before Bowen scored the equalizer on 54 minutes. Follow your favourite Premier League team with attractive betting odds from Gclub.

While Ramsdale had put in a fine performance in Arsenal’s 1-1 draw against Liverpool last week, Carragher was critical of the goalkeeper’s performance in the game against West Ham.

Speaking on Sky Sports, Carragher said, “The ball was more in hope, but Gabriel just leaves it. The goalkeeper (Ramsdale) who was fantastic last week, he has got to save that.”

The result means that Arsenal has dropped two crucial points, allowing second-placed Manchester City to close the gap to four points with a game in hand. Carragher feels that the Gunners now have to beat City at the Etihad Stadium on April 26 to have any chance of winning the title.

Carragher added, “You just feel Arsenal are going to have to go to Manchester City and win now if they want to win the title. This title race always started at Anfield. Look at the fixtures. But they would have snapped your hand off to be in this position at the start of the season. Arsenal finishing second would still be an unbelievable season.”

However, former Manchester United defender Gary Neville disagreed with Carragher, sparking a debate with Roy Keane and Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink after the game. Neville believes that it would still be an “unbelievable season” for Arsenal if they finish second.

Keane, on the other hand, disagrees with Neville’s opinion, saying, “They’ve been top of the table all season. It would be a terrible season. They’re out of every cup competition. 2-0 up this week, 2-0 up today. It’s a huge disappointment.”

Hasselbaink agreed with Keane, saying that losing points in a game like this would be a disaster for Arsenal. “The beginning of the season doesn’t matter. To lose now would be a disaster,” he said.

Arsenal still has to play Newcastle United, who are fighting for survival in the league, and it remains to be seen how they will fare in their remaining games of the season.

In conclusion, while the debate on whether finishing second would be a successful season for Arsenal continues, it is clear that the Gunners cannot afford to drop any more points in their remaining fixtures if they want to keep their hopes of winning the title alive. Follow Gclub Sports to get the latest updates from the world of football.