I have to admit I had my doubts about how John Ruddy would perform in the Premier League, but I’m happy to eat a large slice of humble pie. He has been excellent and a big positive for Norwich. There has been a couple of blips, but he’s made the step up well and with age on his side, has a lot more potential for development.
He made this save against Arsenal. It showcases a lot of his attributes. Initially it looks like the striker has him beaten, but he shows great spirit to stick with it and get a hand to the shot. Great footwork, speed and above all, attitude. Sadly it was in a losing cause this time, but the Canaries will need more of the same from him for the rest of the season.