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Leeds fans left in awe of Illan Meslier

Leeds United can be very proud of how they played against Arsenal on Monday evening.

The Whites put in an incredible performance against the Gunners, to the point where Graham Smyth described the first-half as a battering.

Unfortunately, it wasn’t to be for the Yorkshire outfit at the Emirates as they lost 1-0 courtesy of a second-half Reiss Nelson goal.

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However, there were some fantastic performances from Marcelo Bielsa’s men, and one man who certainly caught the eye was Illan Meslier.

The Frenchman was making his senior debut for Leeds, and despite playing against an incredibly talented frontline made up of a World Cup winner, a £72m man and a former Ligue 1 Golden Boot winner, he managed to concede just one goal, and he couldn’t do much about that one.

Understandably, a number of United supporters took to Twitter to wax-lyrical about the goalkeeper.

It was good to see that Meslier had performed so well on his debut as he could be needed as a starter sooner rather than later due to a potential impending ban for Kiko Casilla.

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His performances alleviated the worries of a number of Leeds supporters surrounding a potential period on the sidelines for the Spaniard.

Throughout the tie, Meslier made four saves and completed 82% of his passes, via WhoScored.

Others urged the club to sign Meslier on a permanent deal off the back of his strong debut performance.

Fortunately, Leeds have an option to buy the Frenchman, so these supporters’ dreams could soon become a reality.

In other news, one of Leeds’ striker targets is worse than Patrick Bamford in one crucial area.

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