Carragher admits he’s "never been more wrong" about Arsenal’s Aaron Ramsdale

Liverpool legend Jamie Carragher admitted he has never been more wrong about a player than Arsenal goalkeeper Aaron Ramsdale.

The Gunners were ridiculed by pundits and fans after signing the shot-stopper from relegated side Sheffield United for a hefty £30million in the summer.

Arsenal’s decision was said to be baffling due to them letting one of the Premier League’s best keepers in Emi Martinez leave the season before for less money, but Ramsdale has since proven his worth by helping Arsenal climb to fifth in the table.

And Carragher claims the 23-year-old has been a breath of fresh air with his leadership and ball-playing ability at the Emirates, having yet to suffer defeat in his eight league matches.

Speaking on the Wrighty’s House podcast, Carragher said: “Since I’ve come into punditry I’ve probably not been the most popular person with Arsenal supporters as they’ve always been really poor.

“This is the first time I feel almost excited by it because while I don’t think Arsenal can compete with the top teams but when you’ve got young players in you feel like you can get behind it and almost accept performances and results at certain times because of the age of the players.

“It feels like there’s something about Arsenal right now it feels like there’s a coming together.

“The keeper, I mean, if I’ve ever been wrong more about a player than Aaron Ramsdale then I don’t know which one it is yet.”

Ramsdale has since joined fellow Arsenal starlets Bukayo Saka, 20, and Emile Smith Rowe, 21, in playing for England in the recent World Cup qualifier against San Marino.

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And Carragher believes the exciting young core under Mikel Arteta will go on to win several trophies in the future.

He added: “It reminds me a little of us at Liverpool with Gerard Houllier where he got rid of (Paul) Incey, Phil Babb, (Jason) McAteer, Robbie Fowler – that sort of Roy Evans era.

“Then it was like me, Danny (Murphy), Stevie Gerrard, Michael Owen, John Arne-Riise, a few foreign players, this young team coming together.

“We never won the league or the Champions League but we won a few trophies and that’s the team I’m most fond of when I look back at my career because there’s nothing better than playing with your mates.

“I think these (Arsenal) lads over the next two or three years will need more to win the league or Champions League but could be winning a couple of FA Cups or Carabao Cups.”

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