Bernd Leno: Talk of the Show

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  1. Nyctophobia

    Nyctophobia Well-Known Member

    When we first signed him a lot of experts said that there were much better goalkeepers we could've bought from the German league, but it seems like the scouts did a good job, eh?
     
  2. Taylor Gang Gunners

    Taylor Gang Gunners Shame is a dish best served cold Trusted

    Leno has been consistent for years now. He was fantastic for Leverkusen, doesn’t take a millionaire scout to see that tbh.

    He was due to be Neuer’s successor before the emergence of Ter Stegen, who admittedly is a brilliant keeper.

    Who knows though? If Leno continues to improve he could make the NT no.1 spot his own. He certainly has the personality to.
     
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  3. Nyctophobia

    Nyctophobia Well-Known Member

    Would be great if he got himself a starting position for the national team, for him and the club, having that sort of experience in our side would be invaluable.
     
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  4. Toby Andrl

    Toby Andrl Part Time Stuttgart Fan Trusted

    :lol:

    Besides Neuer there was no one miles better. There were some keepers performing slightly better last Bundesliga season, but not much better. And then there's the context that Leno had stagnated a bit in the Vizekusen atmosphere and there was always the potential to go up anything from a notch to multiple levels, while the guys "better" than him - Hradecky, Fährmann - are way older. The only serious alternative could have been Pavlenka from Werder Bremen, but I honestly believe Leno has a higher ceiling, much closer to ter Stegen than people think. The latter needed two seasons to really get going and I expect Leno to go up a good bit during his second season, too.
     
  5. Malky

    Malky Well-Known Member

    Never forget the posters on here who moaned that Leno was a waste of money because he was apparently signed as back-up to Cech and Cech would be our first choice this season! :lol::lol::lol:
     
  6. say yes

    say yes To Sweet Soulful House Music

    Summer transfer business looks elite in general tbh.

    Sokratis, Torreira, Guendouzi and Leno have all been fantastic.
     
  7. hydrofluoric acid

    hydrofluoric acid A drama queen, hates most of our players.

    Not good with ball to his feet and tend to struggle at set-pieces. Good shot stopper.

    Overall he and Sokratis have been decent but hard to praise them enough because of lack of clean sheets.
     
  8. yybecause

    yybecause Formerly known as ArsenaLover

    it's 11 vs 11 not 2 vs 11
     
  9. Mark Tobias

    Mark Tobias Mr. Agreeable

    This is a fairly objective post. I will point out he is better than Cech with his feet though.
     
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  10. ClubLevel

    ClubLevel Well-Known Member

    I think he is good with his feet personally. Its more that the players around him are not so good (defence with ball at feet).
     
  11. hydrofluoric acid

    hydrofluoric acid A drama queen, hates most of our players.

    Yeah he is better than Cech for sure, maybe a bit harsh to say he is not good with the ball to his feet. He is decent at it is maybe closer to what I should've said. Still something lacking. Maybe he will show more when he has adapted to the pace of the league.
     
  12. hydrofluoric acid

    hydrofluoric acid A drama queen, hates most of our players.

    Yeah but I always think of it as the center backs and the GK are the ones who wont the clean sheet most of all. Clean sheet is a perfectly job done by them and it just hasn't been coming for us this season.
     
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  13. American_Gooner

    American_Gooner Not actually American. Unless Di Marzio says so. Moderator

    The Telegraph posted some analytics that show Leno has done about as well as you could expect given what's gone on ahead of him:
    Compared to the rest of the league:
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    Based on the the quality of chances he's faced, according to xG Leno should've conceded more than he actually did. Pretty good going especially when you consider how bad the £70m Kepa is doing by this metric.
     
  14. Sapient Hawk

    Sapient Hawk #NotMyManager

    He is. My only problem with him is that he seems to dwell on it before passing/shooting the ball upfield that eventually he'll get caught out.

    It almost happened last Saturday when Son was bearing down on him.

    I also remember an earlier match where he was slow enough in clearing the ball that it ricocheted off the player running at him.

    Fortunately for us it ended up being a goal kick :lol:
     
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  15. Mark Tobias

    Mark Tobias Mr. Agreeable

    Forgot about that. Was shrieking at the tellie when he did that
     
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  16. Sapient Hawk

    Sapient Hawk #NotMyManager

    I yelled at the TV "There's a REASON you're a goalkeeper, Leno. You're not as adept with the ball at your feet as your team mates. Stop messing about & kick it up the field" :lol:

    Probably my second pet peeve behind passing the ball back during a promising surge forward :mad:
     
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  17. Mark Tobias

    Mark Tobias Mr. Agreeable

    My wife tells me the players can't hear me when I scream at the TV. Stupid cow!
    I chant war cries with the stadium crowd and everything. It is a proper ritual
     
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  18. Sapient Hawk

    Sapient Hawk #NotMyManager

    They'll just never understand the hold football in general & Arsenal in Particular have over us.

    I've long since elected to tune her out for 90 minutes in lieu of educating her :lol:
     
  19. Oh_Snap

    Oh_Snap Well-Known Member

    You guys are weird. Allowing the Missus in the Room (when she's not bringing beer) while Arsenal is playing. Tsk.
     
  20. <<reed>>

    <<reed>> Meme Merchant

    I was trying to find "Kepa" on the list for 5 minutes ffs.
     
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