Arsenal goalkeeper Aaron Ramsdale has signed a new deal.
The length of the terms haven’t been disclosed.
Ramsdale said: “It’s a huge amount of pride, it’s something you work for. It doesn’t matter if you’ve been at the club for a month or for four years, you always want to get the next one and push on with the team.
“To get it after two years, I’m buzzing. It just means I can concentrate and keep my head down, and hopefully after a few more years I’ll get another one and carry on living the dream at the football club.”
Ramsdale concedes he knew there were doubts when he arrived at the start of last season.
“Deep down I knew that there was a lot of negativity around,” he admitted. “I also knew that no-one had probably actually watched me other than the three or four games I played against Arsenal.
“I was just ready to get on with it, really ready to just show what I can do. It was a great fight between me and Bernd last year and that’s what you need as keepers – you need the competition.
“When I played in my debut against West Brom, that negativity went away because the fans knew to give me the chance and to give me the backing, which I needed. The fans that night were amazing for me; they sang my name and I was ready then to just kick on.
“As soon as you put that Arsenal shirt on, they’ll give you every chance to try and perform. I knew I could win them over at some point – and thankfully I did that quite early really.”