After years of calamitous errors between the sticks, Arsenal thought it was problem solved after they signed Petr Cech from Chelsea back in 2015.
Cech, who is set to retire at the end of the season, however, failed to live up to expectations.
The Gunners now have Bernd Leno protecting their goal and following not the most convincing of starts to the campaign, the 27-year-old now looks at home, something which he has recently been talking about.
“I think I’ve played a good season,” Leno was quoted as saying by the Telegraph after Arsenal’s 2-0 win against Manchester United over the weekend. “It is my first season and of course I need time to get a feeling and adapt to the league and my new team.
“Goalkeeper is a special position but now I think I am in a good moment, like the team, when you forget the Rennes game.”
As Leno alludes to, this period of the season has been a good one for the German who has impressed in recent weeks.
And looking at some of Leno’s performances, what has stood out most is how well he has dealt with danger when his defence has been nowhere in sight.
The Germany international is quick off his line, something he showed against Manchester United, dealing with through balls into space like a true sweeper keeper.
That, along with his shot-stopping and distribution, has made Leno arguably the No.1 Arsenal have long be looking for and a shrewd signing made under Unai Emery and Sven Mislintat.
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