Proof that Almunia is one of the worse keepers in the league!

Not for the first time this season, Arsenals number one keeper Manuel Almunia mistakes costs Arsenal points in the hunt for the title.

Arsenal Fans on the forum seem to think that he is the weak link in the team? So after a bit of research into other keepers in the league it proves that Almunia is one of the weakest keeepers in the league when it comes to shots to saves.

Premier League Stats (goalies) source: Link 

Edwin Van der sar
shots on goal 63
saves 51
save percent: 81.%

shots on goal 105
saves 83
save percent: 79.0%

Brad Friedel
shots on goal 162
saves 128
save percent: 79.0%

shots on goal 119
saves 86
save percent: 72.3%

Petr Cech
shots on goal 81
saves 57
save percent: 70.4%

Shay Given
shots on goal 137
saves 96
save percent: 70.1%

Manuel Almunia
shots on goal 92
saves 61
save percent: 66.3%

If Arsenal want to win the title, or anything in the future then need to have a decent keeper. Now with the season over I feel that Fabianski should get a run of games to see what he can do. And in the summer Wenger should look at bring in Joe Hart.

Its a shame but with Players like Silvesrtre, Denilson, and Almunia playing for Arsenal they are always going to make mistakes that cost us points and… the title.

Debate this more on the forum ( HERE )


  1. Stein

    April 16, 2010 at 11:09 am

    Akinfeev yes – Upson yes and Chamakh…..

  2. Larry David

    April 16, 2010 at 11:50 am

    I believe that Almunia is the weakest link but would be a good 2nd keeper which he was when Lehmann was with us. I would go with Akinfeev because he is only 23/24 or Joe Hart for the same reason – once we get a new keeper and a couple of centre backs ( Subotic and Sakho for me ) then we will be pretty pretty pretty good !

  3. billy

    April 16, 2010 at 12:14 pm

    please leave denilson and diaby out of this shit

  4. billy

    April 16, 2010 at 12:20 pm

    almunia, but a goal keeper save when defenders give little room for the opposing strikers to shoot towards the goalie. It gets down to wenger buying new defenders

  5. Musbau Dogo

    April 16, 2010 at 12:49 pm

    Yes! We need a world class keeper wh can stop short @ any point in tym. Also we need a quality mid fielder as a back up 4 cesc& song. A strong& pacy wingers esp. Right winger. An ungary striker/scorer wt chamak hopefully. Almunia shd be No 2 & sign a new No 1 short stopper e.g lloris,frey,given, hart e.t.c wenger pls! Sign good&experience players. Only silvester shd go and eduardo,fanbiansky,vela shd go on loan

  6. andy

    April 16, 2010 at 1:20 pm

    The trouble with Almunia is that like 75% of our squad he is capable and at times excellent but at other times he’s poor. The reason we have won nothing again is inconsistency, I do think that he needs to go but hes not the only one. Denilson, Diaby, Rosicky and Fabianski are all sadly not good enough, at the top level you have to be at the top of your game every game and all these players lack focus and desire.

  7. ronaldo

    April 16, 2010 at 1:32 pm

    Wenger is has lost!!
    his in charge of the transfer budget! therefore takes the money himself that fool! needs to go!

    players like almunia, diaby(disgrace) denilson, silvestre and dirty bendtner needs tooo gooo!! ASAP!

    forget the youth! we need world class players! we’re a world class team FFS!!! WENGER HAS LOST IT!!

    if theres no change this summer! then there wont be a single difference!! might aswell watch 2009/2010 repeat!!!


  8. inno

    April 16, 2010 at 2:02 pm

    clearly Almunia wont do. He is not good at all. I am even shocked when one says, ‘Not good enough’ instead of ‘Not good at all’

  9. phl

    April 16, 2010 at 2:26 pm

    u are spot on mate

  10. phl

    April 16, 2010 at 2:30 pm

    jaskalanien is wat we need clinchy needs competition and sagna as wel we need someone like stephen ireland who can change the game and a good def midfielder like sissoko someone who can challange song and provide real compet

  11. Nathaniel

    April 16, 2010 at 3:57 pm

    Almunia has been a solid shot stopper and has always been…Barca Champs league this yr and Man utd last season semi final 1st leg and many others…but his decisions have been poor…manuel neuer is being chased by alex fergie maybe arsenal can look at him or even adler, still 24-25 but good experienced…Denilson seems to be improving but slacks at the wrong times. Song has been excellent and w/o him we have looked very weak, –eg barca 2nd leg, spurs and the period he went for African Nations cup…Walcott gets away with alot of mistakes…he’s very predictable, and for every assist he makes, he wastes 6…diaby cannot play him on because he keeps dashing to the corner flag w/o supporting diaby when diaby’s pressured by 3 spurs players in centre mid…eduardo, silvestre, rosicky must go…they should concentrate in getting a playmaker who can turn games around and not another winger..Nasri is not penetrative enuff in EPL although he’s a class act…Rosicky has been a shame with his wayward shots…The old rosicky made a habit of scoring screamers from 30 yards week in week out…Watch him when he was at CzEch team at Euro 2004, and dortmund…he never replaced pires although he was more than able to…need a experienced playmaker…Bendtner has been excellent this yr, dont just judge a striker like him with his goals…he has assisted many and creates space the arsenal midfielders need, arsenal became a title challenger when he came back, created 2 goals against barcain the 1st leg and scored another in the 2nd…the only player who can head decently and physically challenge, score crucial last min goals and come back and tackle…hardworking and excellent…

  12. Martin

    April 16, 2010 at 5:08 pm

    Alumnia is not good enough for Arsenal. If we had a good keeper we would be Champions by now. It makes me cry sometimes to even see him putting on the captain’s armband. Wenger is very stubborn and his stubbornness has cost us many titles. As for Diaby, he is hot and cold – lacks consistence which is required at the top level. Slyvetre, Rosicky and Alumnia should leave the club.

  13. Curt.B

    April 17, 2010 at 12:23 am

    Interesting ideas, Sagna could make a good centre back. people would say he’s too short bt look at Cannavaro? 5 foot 8 and a legendary centre back. Eboue is fucking greta at right back we are wasting him.

    I don’t think Diaby is as bad as people say, he has bad and excellent games. I think he should be kept and continue to grow because occasioanlly he has a brilliant game and you can see what a legend he may become for this club.

  14. Curt.B

    April 17, 2010 at 12:28 am

    God no, not Sorenson! It says a lot that Stoke have bought spent big money on Begovic. Aclub like stoke doesn’t pay big bucks for a keeper like that to sit on the bench; Sorenson is being replaced.

    WE should have been buying Begovic, he is a good keeper.

  15. RickeyRick

    April 17, 2010 at 4:19 am

    Almunia,( All Manure) more like goes to the ground too easily creating an awful stink in the in the air days later! He’s s**t get rid.
    I could count on my hand the amount of times that I have seen Dave Seaman punch the ball.

  16. Tilt

    April 22, 2010 at 7:27 am

    This site has always been crap, still is.

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