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Crystal Palace fans drool over Vicente Guaita’s save against Arsenal

Crystal Palace fans have taken to Twitter to drool over Vicente Guaita’s save against Arsenal.

Roy Hodgson’s side managed to grab a 1-1 draw against Mikel Arteta’s men thanks to Jordan Ayew’s equaliser, which saw him become the first Palace player to score home and away against the Gunners in the Premier League.

However, the south Londoners had another man to thank after earning a point – Guaita.

The Spaniard pulled off a wonderful fingertip stop to deny Nicolas Pepe in the 83rd minute, in which he prodded the shot onto the post before springing back into action, smothering the ball to prevent Alexandre Lacazette from tapping in.

It was truly a point-winning moment and a save that the 32-year-old really had no right to make, while also being a particularly brave act as well seeing as Guaita lunged at the feet of Lacazette and could easily have been hurt by his studs.

After the game, Palace now sit on 29 points from 22 Premier League games this season, while Hodgson’s side have the joint-fourth best defence having conceded just 24 goals in those 22 outings – Guaita has been a huge part of that impressive record.

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Let’s see how the Palace fans on Twitter reacted to the save…

This fan kicked off the reaction by making the bold claim that the Spaniard is “the most important player at our club” following his monumental effort to keep ten-man Arsenal out in the dying embers of Saturday’s game – that speaks volumes while Wilfried Zaha is also at the club.

Elsewhere, this supporter decided to admire many aspects of the former Getafe man’s intervention.

Aside from the fingertip stop and the bravery that followed, Richard pinpointed James McArthur running back onto the goal line, as well as Gary Cahill’s celebration after the ball remained safely in Guaita’s grasp.

Simon went as far as saying that Guaita’s stop was “one of the best saves I’ve ever seen”, before noting that the glovesman’s highlights reel is just getting better and better – it certainly wasn’t the only stunning stop made by the Palace No.31 this season.

Furthermore, Steve said “wow” after realising that Guaita got a touch to Pepe’s shot, before branding the Spaniard as the “best keeper in the” Premier League – a bold statement to say the least.

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Lastly, these two supporters added to the adoration over Guaita and his save.

Steve said that “he has been amazing all season” whereas another fan named Ben simply said that it was an “unbelievable save” – you can’t argue with that.

In other news, Crystal Palace’s transfer stance on this player is absolutely bonkers…

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