One player stood out yesterday as Arsenal beat Liverpool for the third time in the last four head to heads between the teams, on penalties.
The Gunners had lost to the Reds 3-1 on Monday in the Premier League and they were drawn to face Jurgen Klopp’s juggernaut in the Carabao Cup yesterday.
Both teams made many changes to their side as they rested their top players, but Liverpool started the likes of Virgil van Dijk and James Milner, while Arsenal started the likes of Granit Xhaka and Bernd Leno.
It was the German who was arguably the Man of the Match as he pulled off a series of amazing saves to deny the Reds in normal time and then in the penalty shootout.
After the game, Jurgen Klopp admitted that the goalkeeper’s saves were the reason his team were eliminated from the competition after that match.
“I told [Leno] after the game, I was not too happy [about his saves!],” Klopp said as quoted by HITC.
“I wish that we scored but I wanted to see that we create. There were a lot of moments in the game it just didn’t work out tonight and that is OK.”
Leno’s performance also proved that Arsenal made the right choice to stick with him and sell Emiliano Martinez.
He’s been playing like this since he joined ,it’s just fans love to jump on A bandwagon .
Let’s just put this Leno Martinez thing to rest!
However, one blatantly recurring statistic from all Arsenal matches this season is that we’re facing way too many shots, while we are not creating more.
The EPL being a marathon, the pressure will soon tell, and this Leno/ Martinez debate will keep swinging in one side’s favour. So it will create face-off problems after matches.
Only if fans want it to be Herbz.
Martinez has gone (I wanted him to stay) and he is a Villa player, while we have Leno…. it couldn’t be simpler than that.
Support the club, the manager and his players.
If Klopp was given the opportunity of either signing AB for 75M or BL for 20M, I just wonder which player he would choose?
I wonder too🤔
sign partey is good for Arsenal
Agreed! We have enough toxicity going on at the club! Leno is the clubs number 1. He has in some previous matches won us games with the save he has made. Stop making this an issue because it is not.
If anyone continues with this then it shows how petty and stupid they are.
At this time goal keeper position is the least of our worries.