Aaron Ramsdale has been key to Arsenal's improved defensive record, according to ex-Arsenal player Stewart Robson.
After a shaky start to the Premier League season, Mikel Arteta's side have moved up into fifth place in the table.
Unbeaten in nine games, Arsenal's defensive record has also improved as the season went on and they have only conceded four goals in the last ten games.
Former Arsenal player Stewart Robson puts this down to confidence in the squad, which he said starts from the goalkeeper in Ramsdale.
"He looks like a top-class goalkeeper at the moment.", Robson told Off The Ball.
"He has made some fantastic saves, he looks very confident, and I think that's been transmitted to the centre-backs as well."
"Suddenly you look at Gabriel and White and they look like a good partnership - that didn't seem like the case at the start of the season."
Ben White signed for the Gunners in the summer for a whopping £50million pounds from Brighton & Hove Albion, a price tag that put added pressure on a relatively-young player, according to Robson.
"When you pay that amount of money for a defender, he's got to be the leader."
"He's got to come to the fore straight away. You can't say that he'll be a good player in two-to-three years time, he has to come and play well for Arsenal now."
"He has to be the leader, he has to be dominant, he has to be good in the air, he has to be a strong tackler and he also has to be good on the ball."
"I think he's got a few of those attributes. I still think I would question whether physically he has been strong enough."
"I think he's a good player, he will get better, but he needs to be a dominant player at the moment."
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