Not fazed by any of the noise, he has gotten on with the job at hand and become a controlling presence at the back.
Unlike Leno, he has commanded his box and not been afraid to shout at his defenders when necessary, a trait which Arteta claims is a reason they were so desperate to secure his signature.
He said: “The way we’ve decided to recruit Aaron is going through a big process where obviously we wanted to know about his personality, about his character, about the way he could handle the fact to play under big pressure in a big club.
“He’s showing that he’s ready to do that, I’m really happy with his performances and what he’s bringing to the team.
“That’s why I think defensively we’ve been difficult to concede goals.”
The fate of the Cherries and the Blades was hardly the 23-year-old’s fault, having been named both clubs’ player of the year during those campaigns.
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Despite coming into the side late, Ramsdale already has the best goals conceded per 90 ratio in the Premier League (0.25) while his 90% save ratio is behind only Chelsea stopper Edouard Mendy.
Now he’s looking to kick on for his country, and this international break provides an opportunity for Ramsdale to earn his first cap for the Three Lions.
After accumulating 34 youth caps across every level from Under-18 to Under-21, he has had to bide his time for a first senior appearance.
Jordan Pickford has been Gareth Southgate’s No1 since 2018, but it has been a competitive battle for a starting place.
Dean Henderson, Sam Johnstone, Nick Pope, Tom Heaton and Jack Butland have all donned the Three Lions gloves in recent seasons and, thanks to his form with Arsenal, Ramsdale is starting to stake his claim.
An injury to Henderson opened the door for Ramsdale to be part of the Euro 2020 squad, which gave Southgate a chance to run the rule over him at close quarters.
He said: “Aaron was with us all summer and we had the opportunity to work with him for a long time and get to understand his strengths.
"Nick [Pope] is still I think coming back from injury a little bit, but I think Aaron is just in a better vein of form at the moment.
"From Aaron's perspective, the move to a bigger club with higher expectations and a style of play where he is asked to build with his feet from the back, he's coping really well."
Pickford’s incredible form in the summer, which saw him earn the Golden Glove, denied Ramsdale a chance.
Now, as the Three Lions prepare to face Andorra and Hungary, the path could be clear for Ramsdale to take centre stage.