'Everyone thinks football is easy, but it's just not like that': Arsenal goalkeeper Aaron Ramsdale is hoping fans will learn the hardships footballers face in the Gunners' new All or Nothing series

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Aaron Ramsdale hopes fans will gain a greater understanding of the difficulties footballers face through Arsenal's All Or Nothing series.

Goalkeeper Ramsdale believes the highs and lows mean being a professional can be 'one of the best jobs in the world but one of the worst at the same time.'

The Gunners opened the door to an Amazon camera crew last season, granting them access to all areas of the club, players and some of their family environments during a rollercoaster campaign for the north Londoners.

Aaron Ramsdale hopes fans will gain a greater understanding of the difficulties footballers face by watching Arsenal's All Or Nothing series, which airs on Amazon Prime Video this week

Aaron Ramsdale hopes fans will gain a greater understanding of the difficulties footballers face by watching Arsenal's All Or Nothing series, which airs on Amazon Prime Video this week

Aaron Ramsdale hopes fans will gain a greater understanding of the difficulties footballers face by watching Arsenal's All Or Nothing series, which airs on Amazon Prime Video this week

Asked what he hopes supporters will learn, Ramsdale said: 'How hard it is to be a footballer. One of the best jobs in the world, but one of the worst at the same time.

'Don't get me wrong, this isn't me preaching like "oh everyone feel sorry for us", but the time away from families, kids etc, and living out of a suitcase, travelling.

'The stress you put on yourself, the stress you have in terms of the fanbase. One weekend it's the best job in the world and you're living on cloud nine and winning games, and the next week you lose against a team you shouldn't lose to and it's doom and gloom.

Ramsdale says his job is 'one of the best jobs in the world but one of the worst at the same time'

Ramsdale says his job is 'one of the best jobs in the world but one of the worst at the same time'

'I just hope that from what comes out they get to see that we are just human, and you get to see us enjoying ourselves but that at times we are suffering together.

'That's the hardest thing to get out. Everyone thinks football is easy, you're on the pitch two or three hours and you go home, but it's just not like that.

'You're travelling 24/7, you're in the gym. But like I said it's not me moaning saying we want some sympathy, it's just the facts of the job.'

Ramsdale has first-hand experience of fanbase pressure and opens up in one of the first episodes about the well-documented social media abuse he received ahead of his £30m Arsenal move and which prompted him to turn comments and notifications off on his social media apps.

The abuse he received ahead of his move to Arsenal prompted him to turn comments off

The abuse he received ahead of his move to Arsenal prompted him to turn comments off

The cameras also captured Ramsdale's family at his Arsenal league debut against Norwich, the footage highlighting the huge stress and strain placed on them – in particular his dad Nick.

At one stage Ramsdale senior finds watching so nail-biting he has to take a break from watching and heads back into their corporate box at The Emirates to escape the tension.

Ramsdale said: 'Yeah, he hates it. Especially now. He tells me week in, week out to stop passing it into midfield because it gives him a heart attack.

'In previous years it was the other way round, my mum was probably the one struggling, with losing and relegation and things - he knew the type of person I was, stronger than my mum thought.

The cameras also captured Ramsdale's family at his Arsenal league debut against Norwich

The cameras also captured Ramsdale's family at his Arsenal league debut against Norwich

'Now it's the other way, where I have a lot of responsibility on the ball and it gives him more of a heart attack than me mum, I believe he walks in and out of the box 24/7 throughout the game.

'It's definitely taxing on the families as well because my mood for the whole weekend will revolve around the game.'

With manager Mikel Arteta unlikely to change his approach any time soon, watching Arsenal is unlikely to get any easier. Ramsdale added: 'I just say [to his dad] speak to Mikel.

'He has the boss's number actually from when we were signing, so every now and then he says "I will" and I just have to pull him and say "No ... !".

'Nah it's just part and parcel. It's probably only going to get worse for him the better we do, the more pressure games in the Europa League, hopefully get into the Champions League.

Manager Mikel Arteta (left) however is unlikely to change his approach any time soon

Manager Mikel Arteta (left) however is unlikely to change his approach any time soon

'You never know, I might play in a World Cup or Euros. So it's something he's got to deal with. But he never shows it when I'm with him, which is a good thing, and I never think about it too much. Until this comes out I won't have seen it before. 

'As soon as I get to see him after a game he's very quiet and probably in a state of exhaustion. 

'He's a very competitive person as well and he only wants what's best for me, so as you've seen he's probably trying to kick and save every ball with me.'

All or Nothing: Arsenal launches on Prime Video on Thursday August 4, with new episodes weekly

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