Arsenal idol lauds 'incredible' Ramsdale for silencing social media abusers
Kevin Campbell has hit out at the Arsenal fans who slated Aaron Ramsdale upon his arrival to the club.
Speaking exclusively to Football Insider, the former Gunners and Everton striker claimed the 23-year-old has proved his doubters wrong after an “incredible” start to life at the Emirates.
Ramsdale has established himself Arsenal’s new number one after conceding just one goal in four appearances this season.
The England international’s £30million transfer from Sheffield United to Arsenal was met with opposition from some Gooners, who voiced their anger on social media.
Campbell slammed fans for their prejudices on Ramsdale.
“This is the beautiful thing about football,” he told Football Insider‘s Dylan Childs.
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“At first, I didn’t pass judgement because I did not know enough about him. Instead, I went away and did my research. Others made preconceptions about him because he was relegated with a couple of clubs. It was held against him straight away.
“When people found out he was signing he received hate on social media. He had to turn off his messages and comments and this was before he had even signed for the football club. Straight away fans are on his back even though he hadn’t done anything.
“There was a pre-conceived idea that he was not good enough for Arsenal but let me tell you, that young man has impressed me as much as anyone they’ve signed. I think he’s been incredible.
“Not just his saves and his distribution but the way he commands his box. He is not afraid to give his defenders a rollicking. That is really important. I never saw [Bernd] Leno do it.
“You can see that he has a feeling for the football club. “