Bernd Leno: Chosen One

Discussion in 'Arsenal Talk' started by Marjorie, Aug 18, 2020.

  1. RunTheTrap

    RunTheTrap Well-Known Member

    I thought he looked quite confident with the ball at his feet. Normally he's hesitant and just passes to the closest person but he definitely tried to be more progressive. Well done Leno
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  2. CaseUteinberger

    CaseUteinberger Cazorla (not Carzola ffs)

    Watching the highlights from that game not sure what Emi could have done on those goals unless he was Superman. Those were some pretty decent goals.
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  3. Hleb's Sirush

    Hleb's Sirush Well-Known Member

    I think it was slightly tongue in cheek. After all the Leno bashers were very quick to bring up the fact Villa conceded very little early on. It was apparently because Emi brings a calmness to the whole defence and is particularly good with dealing with high balls into the box. Leno we were told is the opposite.

    So it is bemusing to see the reactions of those same people when right now Emi is conceding for fun. Not particularly dealing well with balls into the box judging by the Soton game. Also considering the absolute belters Leno got for parrying a shot that was fired at him at close range to the wrong area. Apparently it is something we wouldn't have to worry if we still had Martinez. Cue Emi doing the same against Leeds but in this case from a shot from quite a distance away.

    I'm not here to bash Emi, good luck to him but like any sane person would have predicted Emi so far couldn't maintain his incredible form he displayed for us in his last few matches. So next time people want to criticise Leno do it without using the Emi in super mode benchmark.

    Leno is far from perfect but it would be a nice change when he makes a minor mistake and you don't see a dozen of posts saying 'Martinez would never' and demanding we upgrade on him.
  4. GDeep™

    GDeep™ Dissociating

    I’m going to be at Villa Park for the great Emi vs Tiny flappy German, battle.
    EmeryCouldnt likes this.
  5. Hleb's Sirush

    Hleb's Sirush Well-Known Member

    Apart from no fans being allowed inside the stadium this fixture is at the Emirates. You will have to wait until 6 February for the return fixture at Villa Park to cheer on Emi and Villa. Hope your boy Grealish isn't in the mood to spoil our party.
  6. GDeep™

    GDeep™ Dissociating

  7. CaseUteinberger

    CaseUteinberger Cazorla (not Carzola ffs)

    I'm with you mate! I don't understand why bashing Leno and raising Emi to the skies makes any sense. When Emi took over many predicted absolute doom, then he played much better than expected and all of a sudden he is God and Leno absolute rubbish. Just don't get many posters here. Black or white, great or absolute rubbish and nothing in between. That seems the motto for many.

    I for one hope Emi does well (except against us) and has a good career. He will have good and bad games I am sure. The couple of months he played for us were not enough to replace Leno.
  8. AmsterdamGunner

    AmsterdamGunner Active Member

    Get Onana in, he would not be very expensive.
  9. REWB

    REWB Active Member

    I swear he should have done better for the second goal? overall awful. *Sign* we finally get a solid keeper and we sell him....
    Breezy likes this.
  10. Macho

    Macho Established Member Trusted

    Word on the roads is Martinez has more cleansheets at the Emirates than Leno this season .
    Pop Tart likes this.
  11. Breezy

    Breezy Well-Known Member


    Most inefficient German I’ve ever seen.
  12. hydrofluoric acid

    hydrofluoric acid Many Men Wish Death Upon Me

    Tried his best to parry a shot to Aston Villa when they were searching for their 4th...
  13. Batman

    Batman Bruce Wayne

    There's not a top class keeper on earth built like Olive Oyl. What a disaster counting on him.
  14. BigPoppaPump

    BigPoppaPump Contrarian

    I joke a lot about Martinez but we never looked as shaky in goal with him there.
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  15. Tir Na Nog

    Tir Na Nog In Big Trouble If He Speaks

    He's honestly just not that good, maybe Emi isn't either but let's stop pretending Leno is a top keeper.
  16. AberGooner

    AberGooner Well-Known Member

    A lot more commanding of his defence which breeds confidence to the defence. I don't feel they've anywhere near as confident with Leno behind them this season.
    shoot for the top likes this.
  17. Newchange

    Newchange Well-Known Member

    Martinez over Leno everyday of the week.
  18. Raicore

    Raicore Active Member

    Our defence was more steady with Emi in goal. The defence was so solid that it helped us win the Fa cup.
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  19. Manberg

    Manberg Predator

    The Villa game reminded me that Leno’s distribution is not very good. One of the Villa goals came from Martinez’s long kick which put our defence under all sorts of pressure. And I remember us doing that to Man City in the FA cup, through Martinez’s balls.
  20. GDeep™

    GDeep™ Dissociating

    On the bench for Germany tonight. Trapp starting. Neuer rested.

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