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Martinez>Leno debate resurfaces following German’s error for Arsenal vs West Ham

Martinez>Leno debate resurfaces following German’s error for Arsenal vs West Ham

West Ham vs Arsenal

Sunday’s Premier League action began in London, with West Ham United playing host to Arsenal.

With Chelsea, Leicester, Manchester United and Everton in FA Cup action this weekend, and Liverpool sitting out altogether, the Hammers have a great chance to gain some ground on their Europe-chasing rivals.

David Moyes’ side kicked off at the London Stadium sitting 5th, but aware that they would draw level on points with 4th-placed Chelsea with a win over Arsenal.

The Gunners, on the other hand, were all the way down in 10th spot ahead of kick-off on Sunday, with Mikel Arteta and co. now most likely focusing the majority of their attentions on winning the Europa League.

Martinez > Leno

And the opening exchanges on Sunday proved to be an absolute nightmare for the Gunners.

West Ham enjoyed a staggering 86 per cent of the possession during the opening exchanges:

The Hammers were then rewarded for their dominance 15 minutes in, when Jesse Lingard smashed an effort from the edge of the box past Bernd Leno:

Arsenal then failed to switch on after the opener, allowing Jarrod Bowen to add a second minutes later:

And whilst the majority of Arsenal’s side should have done more in a bid to prevent West Ham’s second, Leno was the main culprit.

This, in turn, has led to much of the ensuing chatter on social media centering on the German and Emiliano Martinez.

Martinez, despite having enjoyed a stellar end to last season, was of course sold to Aston Villa in the summer.

This caused debate amongst Arsenal’s fans at the time, with 101 having covered the topic in more detail here, leaning towards the opinion that the Gunners, in the end, made the right decision.

Now, though, the Arsenal faithful have once again dredged up the topic, and, evidently, some still believe that Martinez is the superior of the two goalkeepers:

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This article was edited by Conor Laird.

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