With Arsenal 1-0 up over Burnley at Turf Moor on Saturday, Ben White played pass back to Aaron Ramsdale.
It was underhit, and when the keeper appeared to have caught Matej Vydra, referee Anthony Taylor pointed to the spot. Thankfully, VAR proved that Ramsdale got the ball first, and the decision was overturned.
On a tricky day for the £50m signing, the former Brighton man admitted he feared the worst.
“It was a tough one, my heart skipped a beat for a second,” he told arsenal.com.
“It was really, really dry out there today and my pass back didn’t get there at all. Luckily Aaron came to save me.”
White was pleased with another clean sheet alongside new partner Gabriel, and a new look Arsenal defensive unit with Ramsdale, Tierney, and fellow signing Takehiro Tomiyasu.
“I think clean sheets are really important,” he said.
“If you get that, you’ve got a good chance of winning. We’ve got the quality up front so if we’re keeping a clean sheet, we’re always going to win a game.”
It wasn’t Ben’s only difficult moment of the day, but he also contributed to the clean sheet – making 6 clearances and 4 interceptions, and he actually made won more aerial duels than the impressive Gabriel.
Let’s hope those mistakes are out of his system now, and with a North London derby next weekend, he cuts them out completely!