Arsenal goalkeeper Bernd Leno will likely not feature in tonight’s game against Rennes with Petr Cech due to replace him in goal.
However, the German has certainly upped his game in recent weeks with his stunning save against Tottenham last weekend deservedly receiving plaudits.
Supporters were asked by Arsenal’s official Twitter account whether Leno’s stop was the best of the season, and many were quick to praise the keeper’s recent performances:
Fantastic signing, same goes for Torreira and Guendouzi 🙌
They are present and future ❤️
— The Arsenal Review (@thearsreview) 5 March 2019
— Ashor Omar (@Ashor_RMCF) 5 March 2019
— Patrick Ronaldo (@Ronaldo0403) 5 March 2019
— Coach_yonks (@YonksImole1) 5 March 2019
He’s very good
— Jackson Addo Majestical (@JackiMajestical) 5 March 2019
Really like Leno as our keeper
— G00ner36 (@G00ner36) 5 March 2019
Reflexes like a cat. #magic
— thegmta (@gmtapodcast) 5 March 2019
— ToonSavage (@CesarHe27484529) 5 March 2019
I know its early but I think we FINALLY found the SUCCESSOR of Seamen n Lehmann.🙌🙏
— Lucifer😈🤘 (@GodofHades1) 6 March 2019
He’s the best keeper we’ve had since Jens left. Thanks Unai
— Karl Richardson (@karlrrich83) 6 March 2019
The £22.5m summer signing from Bayer Leverkusen certainly had to bide his time to get into the first team. Cech’s hamstring injury allowed the German to establish himself as the undisputed number one in September.
Since then, Leno has made some mistakes but he has become more consistent recently. Although it is too early to say whether he is the answer between the sticks for the long term, he is building a strong case.
At 27 years of age, the German also has room to improve over the next few years.