Arsenal fans are lauding Bernd Leno after a statistic emerged following the 3-0 defeat at home to Manchester City.
The Premier League’s official Twitter account revealed that the shot-stopper has made more saves (73) than any other ‘keeper in the top-flight.
It proves an even more stunning stat when you look at the other sides included at the top of the list with bottom-half clubs like Newcastle United, Norwich City, Bournemouth and Brighton and Hove Albion among the top five clubs.
Arsenal’s defensive record this season has been far from ideal with the Gunners conceding 27 goals in the top-flight, the eighth-most in the division (via Premier League).
This has seen the north London giants keep a grand total of two clean sheets, the joint-least among the sides in the league.
Fans were left lauding the Germany international after the statistic about the number saves he’s made emerged as they took to Twitter to react.
Here is a selection of tweets from the Emirates Stadium faithful:
@Bernd_Leno thank you so much
— Nazzy💧🇩🇿 (@NazzyB9) December 16, 2019
as an arsenal fan, i feel bad for leno he did his best and then there’s arsenal
— d (@DINABELLERIN) December 16, 2019
— JoshCOYG (@Josh52955208) December 16, 2019
Only positive for @Arsenal this season we have got a world class goalie
— Manish Roka (@ManishRoka11) December 16, 2019
WE WOULD HAVE BEEN 20TH IF IT WASN’T FOR LENO
INDEED GERMANY PRODUCE THE BEST KEEPERS
— AFC14 (@AFC1420) December 16, 2019
See how awful our defense is, great goal keeper you deserve better
— Rainbow (@rainbowsky00) December 16, 2019
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