David Seaman claims Bernd Leno is currently Arsenal’s best player

first_imgAdvertisement Comment Metro Sport ReporterThursday 2 Jan 2020 2:10 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link Leno has made 78 saves this season, the second highest in the league (Picture: Getty Images)Goalkeeping legend David Seaman believes fellow custodian Bernd Leno is Arsenal’s best player.The ex-Arsenal man rushed to the defence of the German stopper, who was heavily criticised for a mistake leading to Jorginho’s goal in the Gunners’ 2-1 defeat to Chelsea last week.Seaman posted on Twitter: ‘Drives me mad when all I hear about is @Bernd_Leno mistakes, he’s had so much to do this season and with the amount of saves he’s been making he’s possibly the best player in the Arsenal team at the moment.’He followed up that tweet applauding Leno’s late save from Marcus Rashford in Wednesday night’s 2-0 win over Manchester United, in which the German keeper made himself big to cling on to just his fourth clean sheet of the season.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTThe 27-year-old has impressed this season for the Gunners, making 78 saves, which is the second highest in the Premier League behind Newcastle’s Martin Dubravka. Given that Arsenal concede an average of over 15 shots per game, it’s clear to see why he’s been so busy.Drives me mad when all I hear about is @Bernd_Leno mistakes, he’s had so much to do this season and with the amount of saves he’s been making he’s possibly the best player in the @Arsenal team at the moment. #ARSMUN #COYG— David Seaman (@thedavidseaman) January 1, 2020 Critics will be quick to point out that since the beginning of the 2018/19 season, no other goalkeeper has committed more errors leading to goals than Leno (7), but Seaman feels that is understandable with the amount of efforts fired at his goal.In each one of Mikel Arteta’s first three games as new Arsenal boss, it’s clear to see Bernd Leno’s ability to pass out from the back will be vital in implementing the manager’s style.More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing ArsenalThe way Leno’s teammates reacted to his poor mistake against Chelsea, posting encouraging messages on Instagram, speaks of a squad that is together and ‘happy’, as Sokratis and David Luiz pointed out in their interview after the United victory.The win against Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s men was Arsenal’s first against a side in the top 10 of the table this season.MORE: Rio Ferdinand identifies the key change in Mesut Ozil under new Arsenal boss Mikel ArtetaMORE: Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang breaks silence on his Arsenal future David Seaman claims Bernd Leno is currently Arsenal’s best player Advertisementlast_img

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