Footage shows pigeon distract Aaron Ramsdale before Arsenal concede equaliser

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    Footage has emerged of Arsenal shot-stopper Aaron Ramsdale being distracted by a pigeon moments before Stuart Armstrong fired Southampton level.

    Arsenal dropped points against the Saints last month after they saw their early goal pegged back by Armstrong. And in newly seen footage, Ramsdale can be seen looking at a pigeon rather than the incoming Southampton attack – which resulted in the equaliser.

    Arsenal were not able not to re-take the lead, and Manchester City were able to cut the gap at the top of the table. And Arsenal fans were not happy with the footage as it emerged on Twitter.

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    One fan joked after seeing the footage: "So we dropped points because of a pigeon? Ahahah."

    "Needed their 11, the ref and a pigeon to snatch a point," a second fumed. While a third added: "That pigeon cost us 2 crucial points in a title race," with a pair of crying emojis.

    And a fourth added: "LOOOOL why is he so easily distracted this guy is so childish!"

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    Arsenal are still top of the Premier League table, only dropping points against Manchester United and Southampton – the latter the doing of the pesky pigeon.

    However, the Gunners face a tough challenge this weekend as they square off with Chelsea at Stamford Bridge. Whether their London rivals will deploy a pigeon to unsettle Ramsdale remains to be seen.


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