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

Games 32
Clean sheets 6

Goals conceded 42
Errors leading to goal 5

Saves 105

Penalties saved 0
Punches 16
High Claims 9
Catches 6
Sweeper clearances 12
Throw outs 181
Goal Kicks 227
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Kentmonkey

Well deserved!

HelderHughes

Still think his first name needs more vowels…

Ya gooner

Maybe we should call him bernod len

Savage

His vowel-to-consonant ratio is higher than that other Polish keeper we had….

C.B.

He’s the 1 that we want…

catbiscuits

Seems weird to play 32 games and only catch the ball 6 times (even allowing for the fact that modern keepers, especially continental ones prefer to punch).

catbiscuits

oh I guess “high claims” are counted separately

HelderHughes

We make a lot of high claims.

Like when we say we want to be one of the biggest clubs in Europe.

Sharp

wish I could like ur comment twice

Arsenala Vista Baby

ONE.L.ENO

Rich

Leno was a decent enough signing for £19 million, he seemed to win us more points than he cost us last season.

And knowing how much Martin hates him, just makes me love him just a little bit more.

Leno ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️

Santori

Interesting to see Martinez, Illiev and Macey compete for second keeper jersey this pre-season.

The Spoon

Slow news day on the transfer front then….