Just yesterday, Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger sung the praises of his primary choice goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny, singling out the Poland international's maturity, intelligence and command of his area for specific commendation, however, if he were to compare the 23-year-old's statistics to a legend of La Liga, he may well end up hitting him with a rap sheet.
Szczesny, along with Simon Mignolet, David de Gea, Hugo Lloris and Petr Cech, of the Gunners, Liverpool, Manchester United, Tottenham Hotspur and Chelsea, respectively, all possess admirably saving ratios in Premier League football yet they all pale when compared to Real Madrid's goal guardian Iker Casillas.
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From his last 16 official matches for Los Blancos, Casillas has conceded an astonishingly low four times, while saving an abnormally high 47 of the 51 shots he faced - that's an incredible 92% success rate! What is even more baffling is that Casillas, modern great, has not even featured in any league football this season as his appearances have been restricted to Champions League and Cope del Rey competition.
.@CasillasWorld has only conceded 4 goals in his last 16 official matches for Madrid. He has saved 47 of his last 51 shots on goal (92%)— MisterChip (English) (@MisterChiping) January 21, 2014
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