Arsenal right-back Hector Bellerin has praised his teammate and goalkeeper Bernd Leno for his performance against Crystal Palace, as quoted on BBC Sport.
Bellerin was impressed by the display produced by Leno during Arsenal’s goalless draw with Palace at the Emirates Stadium in North London in the Premier League on Thursday evening.
The Germany international goalkeeper – who cost the Gunners €22 million (£19.54 million) in the summer of 2018 when they signed him from Bayer Leverkusen, as reported by The Guardian – made a brilliant save to deny Christian Benteke in the first half and was an assured presence between the posts throughout the match.
BBC Sport quotes Bellerin as saying about Leno: “Bernd Leno is a great goalkeeper and he shows that every single game. We are happy with a clean sheet – in that sense we are improving.”
Important player for Arsenal
Leno is a very important player for Arsenal, as he showed against Palace, and Bellerin’s aforementioned comments underline just how how highly he is rated by his teammates.
The 28-year-old is at the top of his game and is in his prime, and for the Gunners to finish in the top four of the Premier League table and to win the Europa League this season, he will be a big figure for the team.