By Saikat Mandal

1st May, 2022 | 7:29pm

Aaron Ramsdale shares what Jarrod Bowen told him during West Ham v Arsenal

Aaron Ramsdale has revealed that Jarrod Bowen was being honest after West Ham lost 2-1 against Arsenal on Sunday.

In a crucial phase of the game, it looked like Ramsdale has made a challenge on Bowen, but the Hammers player told him that there was no contact.

The incident took place in the second half as referee Mike Dean booked Bowen for the dive.

The Daily Star journalist Paul Brown has posted a message on Twitter, quoting what Ramsdale said after the game: “I didn’t touch Jarrod Bowen, I was a yard away.

“He’s a good lad Jarrod, he jumped straight up and was honest and said I didn’t touch him. He thought I was going to make contact.”

Disappointing

Fair play to Bowen. He was honest throughout and accepted the booking gracefully.

He knew that there wasn’t any touch and that he dived. He probably felt that Ramdale would catch him, and in the anticipation, he fell over.

It’s really good to see that he admitted his honesty to Ramsdale and didn’t make any fuss, or complain when he was booked.

It shows what an honest footballer he is. Everyone makes mistakes in the game but seldom do players admit those. Bowen looks like an exception.

Coming back to the game, it was yet another poor home performance for the Hammers, and their season is almost crumbling under pressure.

Their failure to invest in the squad in the January window is coming back to haunt them now, and the Hammers are now putting all their hopes on the Europa League at the moment.

Not only they are out of the top four race, the Hammers could even struggle to get into the top six this season.

Winning the Europa League remains an option, but they have a huge task ahead after losing the first leg 2-1 against Frankfurt.

In other West Ham news, Ray Parlour has given his verdict on the future of this current ace.

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