Sp*rs may have denied Arsenal a Hollywood ending to the season at White Hart Lane but Aaron Ramsdale insists the Gunners will go ‘all out’ in the final two games to secure a place in the Champions League.
Mikel Arteta’s side knew a win at White Hart Lane would secure a top four finish but in the space of 20 minutes hopes were extinguished as a penalty, red card and set-piece saw the game run away from us before the break.
Like his manager, Ramsdale preferred to look ahead to the next challenge rather than dissect the specifics of a horrible derby experience.
“We know our fate, we know what we’ve got to do,” he told Arsenal.com.
“We go to Newcastle now full of confidence, go get that three points. Go into the next game, go get three points.
“I’ve been in different situations, not fighting for fourth but down at the bottom of the table, chasing and it’s not the nicest. You’re always looking at people dropping points.
“When it’s in your hands, you know what you’ve got to do, we go to Newcastle on a Monday night, hoping the fans follow us, as they will, as they have done all season which has been amazing, and like I said, we go for three points, we’re going all out.”
The keeper, who did well to keep the score down with a couple of tidy saves in the second half, also revealed what the manager had said at half time.
“He wanted us to show some balls, which I think we did, we played,” said Ramsdale.
“Although we went long from goal kicks on some occasions, we also played out, he wanted us to play our way, not shy from the ball.
“When we did break the lines, we had some nice, sort of, moments. Nothing obviously came of it at the end, but we had nice moments, which is the frustrating part.
“He wanted us to do that, show pride and passion for the fans who made the journey. Like I said, it’s just so frustrating how the game flipped on its head in a matter of minutes.”