Arsenal have rewarded Aaron Ramsdale for his impressive start to life at Emirates Stadium with an improved deal that ties him down until 2028.
The England international, 24, was under contract until the summer of 2025, and the Gunners had the option to extend that by a further season, however, they felt he deserved a pay rise that befits his status as the undisputed first-choice keeper.
Signed from Sheffield United in 2021 in a deal worth £24 million, Ramsdale arrived to provide competition to Bernd Leno but needed only two months to usurp the German and win over a fanbase that had been largely sceptical about his signing.
He’s since made 75 appearances for the club, kept 28 clean sheets and made a number of spectacular saves along the way; this year alone his acrobatics have been nominated four times for the Premier League’s Save of the Month.
Mikel Arteta says, “We’re all so happy that Aaron has signed a new contract. The way Aaron has developed over the past two years has been exceptional, with his performances, contribution and overall adaptation to the club.
“It’s great that we’re continuing to build our future with our biggest talents in our young squad.
“We’re all looking forward to enjoying many more years of Aaron the player and the person at the football club.”