Arsenal goalkeeper Aaron Ramsdale has revealed he will not clap the Tottenham fans during next week’s North London derby.
The derby has been tipped to be a major factor in deciding who secures a place in next season’s Champions League, with both Spurs and the Gunners still fighting it out for a coveted top four spot in the Premier League.
With just four games of the campaign remaining, it is Mikel Arteta’s side who currently boast a slender two-point advantage ahead of the crucial encounter at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.
Ramsdale, who has cemented a place as Arsenal’s No 1 stopper this term, has explained one quirk he likes to do when he features in away matches across the division.
The 23-year-old has often been seen winding up spectators in the stands behind him (talkSPORT) and while taking banter on the chin, he makes it his goal to applaud the fans after every game.
However, Ramsdale has explained that he does not intend on clapping the Tottenham faithful when he turns out between the posts for Arsenal next Thursday.
Ramsdale told That Peter Crouch Podcast: “I made a point to clap the fans, apart from Tottenham this season, because that wouldn’t go down too well.
“But, every game I play the away end, I make an effort to clap.”
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The derby is a key match for both teams and the stakes are pretty high considering there aren’t many games left.
So, it is almost unsurprising that Ramsdale doesn’t fancy engaging in any antics with Spurs fans and is focused purely on the task from Arsenal’s perspective.
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