Paul Robinson has run the rule over the goalkeeping dilemmas at Manchester United and Arsenal forward of the beginning of the brand new Premier League season.
David de Gea and Dean Henderson will battle it out for the beginning spot at Previous Trafford, whereas Gunners shot-stopper Bernd Leno is dealing with growing strain from Aston Villa goal Emiliano Martinez.
De Gea has made seven errors resulting in targets within the Premier League over the previous two seasons as Henderson starred on mortgage at Sheffield United.
Former Tottenham and England goalkeeper Robinson believes the Spain worldwide should begin the season as United’s No.1 amid fears he might go away.
“They’re two high goalkeepers,” mentioned Robinson on Friday’s Jim White present. “De Gea begins the season as a result of, from a supervisor’s viewpoint, in case you don’t begin the season with him, you lose him.
“He’s going to need to go away and play elsewhere.
“For Henderson, I believe he’s a high goalkeeper, however enjoying at Manchester United could be very totally different to enjoying at Sheffield United.
“It’s going to be an fascinating battle as a result of he’s actually ok to do it.”
In the meantime, Martinez has made a case to be Arsenal’s first-choice glovesman after brilliantly filling in for the injured Leno within the latter phases of final season.
However he needs common first-team soccer and is being closely linked with a £20million switch to Aston Villa.
The Gunners are believed to be lining up a transfer for Brentford’s David Raya if Martinez leaves.
However regardless of Martinez’s switch ultimatum, Robinson insists Leno ought to be first within the pecking order on the Emirates.
He mentioned: “No.1 at Arsenal? Leno. I believe Leno was excellent final season.
“Him and [Pierre-Emerick] Aubameyang had been the gamers of the season [for Arsenal].
“Aubameyang, by a good distance, however Leno was key to lots of the outcomes they bought final yr. He was superb.”