Watch Arsenal star Bernd Leno make 'save of season' as he pushes Lukaku's header on bar from close range against Chelsea

ARSENAL star Bernd Leno pulled off an extraordinary save to deny Chelsea's Romelu Lukaku in the second half of the London derby.

It was arguably the moment of the match and Leno helped to spare his team's blushes.

Chelsea were already two goals up and cruising to back-to-back league wins but the save gave Arsenal a fighting chance.

Lukaku will wonder how his header was kept out as it was a powerful effort, matched by the lightning-quick reactions of Leno.

The German, 29, tipped the ball onto the bar and Rob Holding then got rid of the danger.

Lukaku finished the match the happier of the two however as the Belgian did manage to get on the scoresheet in the first half.

There was little Leno could do to stop him as he tapped home Reece James' low cross from inside the six-yard box.

Later in the first half James thundered in his own effort – again Leno was left helpless by the defenders in front of him.

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But if the arrival of Aaron Ramsdale threatened Leno's number one spot, the shot-stopper did not show any signs of the pressure getting to him.

It is difficult to make the same argument for the Gunners backline, and Arteta will hope to have Ben White and Gabriel back soon.

Fans on social media were in awe of Leno's save to deny Lukaku.

One wrote: "That is an absolute joke of a save."

Another added: "Hard to see a better save all season, that was mad!"

And a third said: "Unbelievable stop! Wow."

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