Chris Sutton has leapt to the defence of Arsenal goalkeeper Aaron Ramsdale after he was mocked by Jamie Carragher for applauding his goalkeeping rival David Raya during the north London derby.
After starting the season as Arsenal's No 1, Ramsdale has lost his place in the side to Raya and the Spanish shot-stopper proved his quality by pulling off a remarkable diving save to deny Tottenham's Brennan Johnson in the first half of Sunday's match.
The cameras quickly panned around to focus on Ramsdale's reaction on the bench, and the England international was seen clapping enthusiastically with his hands above his head.
Sky Sports pundit Carragher was asked for his thoughts on Ramsdale's antics, and suggested the reserve goalkeeper was not actually happy for Raya.
'I thought it was like the Oscars, you know when someone loses the Oscar and they start clapping and smiling for the other person,' Carragher said.
'I was laughing when I saw that. He's absolutely devastated with that really.'
But Mail Sport columnist Sutton sees things differently, and believes Ramsdale's behaviour was proof of the unity within the squad at Arsenal.
Speaking on Mail Sport's 'It's All Kicking Off' podcast, Sutton told host Ian Ladyman: 'I actually thought was a good moment for Ramsdale and Arsenal just to show they're together.
They're two good goalkeepers, it's competitive. He may have felt sick while he's doing it, but I thought it was a good thing for football fans across the world to see. A guy who's devastated he's out of the team but just saying "Do you know what? I respect the save that he made". That's OK, isn't it?'
Ladyman responded by asking Sutton what his reaction would have been if during his playing days as a striker he'd been replaced byRead on m.allfootballapp.com