Aaron Ramsdale must replicate Schmeichel's performance for Arsenal, not his persona.

After his part in the Invincibles' demise at 49, Wayne Rooney's word won't be trusted by Arsenal supporters. However, the Gunners must hope that the Manchester United legend is correct in one regard.

Aaron Ramsdale was compared by Rooney to Peter Schmeichel as being "the closest thing I've seen in a long time." Really high compliment.

Unfortunately, his opinions were published by The Times right after Ramsdale had given Southampton an early lead, setting the stage for an excessively tense evening last Friday at the Emirates.

Unfortunately, it is starting to become a pattern for Arsenal. Ramsdale has won numerous accolades this year, but none have been more lavish than those for his performance at Liverpool to keep a point for the team

just as they were about to throw away all three, the gunners. However, Ramsdale's form since Anfield has been fragile, just like that of his club.

He received criticism for letting Jarrod Bowen's equaliser through at West Ham, and the next goal he gave up to Carlos Alcaraz was a complete disaster of his own creation. 

Alcaraz and Bowen's aims, two major storyline twists in the title race, were not things Carra was willing to give Ramsdale the benefit of the doubt for. The England custodian set very low for Bowen's strike and was unable to stop a very stoppable shot volleyed into the ground.