Bernd Leno is Arsenal’s first choice goalkeeper, and is now officially the new number 1.
The German sported 19 last season, while Petr Cech had the traditional goalkeeper’s number, but now that the Czech has retired, Leno has taken it.
The former Bayer Leverkusen man had a good first season in England despite the team’s disappointing performance overall. In part that was due to the fact he was so busy, and although we conceded 51 goals in the Premier League you couldn’t fault the keeper for too many of them.
Playing behind a porous defence ensured Leno was required to make more saves than he might have liked, but not even he could make up for the deficiencies in our rearguard, while the Premier League website says he made 5 errors leading to a goal (which seems a bit high but I guess they’d know).
Hopefully he’ll have better protection next season, and a bit less to do while wearing his new number.
Bernd Leno stats 2018-19
Clean sheets 6