Bernd Leno: Talk of the Show

Discussion in 'Arsenal Talk' started by Vinci, Jun 19, 2018.

  1. Ozil'sCloakOfInvisibility

    Ozil'sCloakOfInvisibility Not a Closet Spurs Fan

    They don't watch as many Arsenal games as Arsenal fans. Their only frame of reference is probably the big games and a couple of our Monday night matches when there's no other game to analyze. Even then the narrative is already set in their minds that since we've conceded a lot of goals it must mean that the keeper's played a part in it too.
  2. berric

    berric Well-Known Member

    What a guy! My 2nd favorite player after Laca this season. His shot stopping is unbelievable and he slowly improves his control in the boy.

    Man, I am afraid we won't have a transfer window like last summer for some time.
  3. Artisan

    Artisan Not Emery's Old Pal

    Remember when during summer transfer window one of these **** blogs "scouted" him and came away with the conclusion that he has weak reflexes? :lol:
  4. Malky

    Malky Well-Known Member

    He's been ****ing excellent, it has to be said. On top of his incredible shot stopping, he's so quick off his line - one vs one he doesn't give the opposition player any time to make a decision about what to do! An example is in the 2nd half, AMN got the credit for the block, but Leno did well coming off his line as quick, closing down the angle, staying big and forcing the player to go wide and giving AMN time to get across.
    I could not be happier with how he's performed so far this season.
  5. Mrs Bergkamp

    Mrs Bergkamp Well-Known Member

    He's proving me wrong and I'm delighted. He's getting more vocal and if he keeps improving the command of the box, well have a top,top GK. Its actually his playing out from the back that has been slightly disappointing but I put that down to the lack ifotechnical ability in some of our outfield players
  6. Eduardo_da_Silva

    Eduardo_da_Silva Well-Known Member

    Feels weird having a goalie that earns you points ..
  7. Mark Tobias

    Mark Tobias Mr. Agreeable

    Well you must be very young then. Cech in his first season was worth about 11-12 points. He won golden glove 15-16
    In 13-14 Szczesny won golden glove.
  8. Taylor Gang Gunners

    Taylor Gang Gunners Shame is a dish best served cold Trusted

    One of the success stories of the season without doubt. He’s been excellent between the sticks. His reflexes are genuinely world class- he’s so sharp.

    The biggest thing about his game I’ve noticed though is his kicking. His distribution is fantastic. Left or right foot. At just 27 I feel like he can and will improve and become a top goalkeeper before long.
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  9. ThlRama

    ThlRama Well-Known Member

    Meh, those Golden Gloves had more to do with our collective defending and CB partnership than with our goalkeepers. Both had great games here and there, but neither Szczesny nor Cech ever convinced me. Cech's best season for me has been without a doubt the current one, he was amazing up until his injury that gave Leno the #1 spot in the League.
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  10. Mark Tobias

    Mark Tobias Mr. Agreeable

    The statement was that it feels weird to have a GK earn us points. But both Szczesny and Cech had good games and earned us points in their golden gloves seasons. Even if the defense was sublime they still had games where they got us points.. Fact.
  11. ThlRama

    ThlRama Well-Known Member

    Oh, right. But I think what he meant is that Leno has won us points in many games, without actually being the cause of us dropping points in any games whatsoever. A "De Gea 2017-18" effect, if you like. Cech and Wojciech won us points, but they also conceded very soft goals in games that were frustrating for the team, every now and then.
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  12. Mark Tobias

    Mark Tobias Mr. Agreeable

    That is a fair enough assessment. Sorry, not trying to make it seem like Leno hasn't been great. I really like the lad.
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  13. SomGooner

    SomGooner Prolific Liker

    We finally have a game changer. I think he’ll be even better next season. Thanks Sven.
  14. Preacher

    Preacher Anti-Ornstein



    Leno is the man.
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  15. Oh_Snap

    Oh_Snap Well-Known Member

    All Cech ever did for us was basic to good goalkeeping. Can't remember any match where i'd say he gained us points (if you dont count normal, expected goalkeeping). On the other hand he did cost us quite an amount of points. Leno had so many saves this season where you could argue that Cech would have never saved those.
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  16. GunnerBP

    GunnerBP Well-Known Member Trusted

    When he first arrived I think Cech definitely saved us points, but as he's gotten older he hasn't improved, and that's expected.

    When we played Liverpool at home during, I think, his first season, he made some incredible saves.
  17. Oh_Snap

    Oh_Snap Well-Known Member

    Have to admit i dont really remember this but more the horrendous errors he made over his time here, just human nature i guess.
    In my opinion we got him way past his prime and in hindsight it probably would'Ve been smarter to keep Szczęsny. Just google "cech arsenal errors" if u want a ****show.
    Absolute lovely and inspirational guy and i have a huge respect for him coming from a non-football country. It was just too late for us to sign him.

  18. Oh_Snap

    Oh_Snap Well-Known Member

    Yeah he gets way more vocal and commanding the last month compared to his start here when he was dead silent in his box. And it feels like that he hasn't reached his ceiling yet.
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  19. TornadoTed

    TornadoTed Well-Known Member

    He is an excellent modern keeper, great shot stopper, comfortable with the ball at his feet, excellent distribution.

    He definitely has to be one of the top 5 Premiership signings this season.
  20. Mark Tobias

    Mark Tobias Mr. Agreeable

    Actually a bit annoying that he hasn't been mentioned as such moe often. Then again the league would have to admit we made 3 of the top 5 best signings this season (Torreira & Guendouzi):lol:

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