As debut seasons go, Bernd Leno is having an absolute blinder in the current campaign. The German shot-stopper is having a great time as Arsenal’s number one man between the sticks, comprehensively usurping Petr Cech and staking a claim as one of the Premier League’s best goalkeepers alongside the likes of David De Gea and Alisson Becker.
Leno has been one of Arsenal’s best players so far this season, genuinely underrated. Look how many insane saves hes made. Definetely top 3 goalkeepers in the PL this season. | @AFCAlii pic.twitter.com/Qbrar1Xzaj
— Ali (@AFCAlii) 27 March 2019
The German ‘keeper was brought into the club from Bayer Leverkusen last summer and Unai Emery has put a lot of faith in the ex-Bundesliga stopper to finally be a goalkeeper that the fans can rely on. So far, he has more than lived up to that too, and with incredible performances against the likes of Manchester United, Liverpool, and Tottenham the fresh-faced Gunner has shone in his debut campaign.
The German still has a way to go before he can usurp the likes of De Gea and Alisson as the undisputed best goalkeeper in the Premier League, yet he’s still an exceptionally underrated figure and is already one of the top glovemen in the top flight. The Gunners will want it to stay that way too, and as long as he flies under the radar Arsenal fans will have less stress of a top club coming in to poach their man.
You can read the Gunners’ thoughts on Leno here:
Let’s hope he stays underrated
— ZAK arsenal boxing (@zakmehmet) 27 March 2019
His save against Lukaku is very underrated imo
— Sulayman (@Sulayman80) March 27, 2019
He’s building a pretty strong portfolio. Very promising start
— Al Clarke (@cqx76s) 27 March 2019
His got good reflexes that's what's gd about him.
— mandazi-boy (@JustIsh4) March 27, 2019
He's quality before he signed for Arsenal. Worth every penny.
— Iᴍʀäɴɴ (@Imrann_AFC) March 27, 2019
You can just see how much we struggle in defense with those incredible saves
— Nabil Faitout (@xrenger) March 28, 2019
Absolutely. Imagine how good he could be with a defence in front of him
— Dr. Swig McJigger (@Gavibo) March 28, 2019
He has been growing in confidence for me since the turn of the year the Spurs double and the Lukaku saves must have boosted him further needs a settled and confident defence in front of him to achieve this
— Mr Mark (@MyNameIsMark79) March 28, 2019
The Gunners have loved having Leno at the back to save them, and will hope he can only kick on and get even better from here.
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