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Southampton manager Ronald Koeman has admitted his side were lucky to secure a goalless draw against Arsenal on Tuesday night (2 February) after a fantastic performance from Fraser Forster. The Dutch boss claimed that that Forster gave one of the of the best displays he has ever seen from a shot stopper.
The Gunners had a number of chances to win the game in the second half. However, the 27-year-old keeper made a string of impressive saves to earn a point to his side.
"It was a massive performance from Fraser today. He was the key to get one point because normally we are not a defending team that allows opponents to create those kind of opportunities," Koeman said. "He saved three or four goals in the second half. That was massive and sometimes you need that goalkeeping and sometimes you need that luck.
Forster has secured four consecutive clean sheets for the Saints after returning to action earlier this year following nine months out of action due to an injury. "We knew before Fraser is a big goalkeeper. He has an unbelievable level for a goalkeeper. He's back and it's a fourth clean sheet in a row," Koeman added.
"Maybe he gives confidence to the defenders and the defenders have a lot of confidence in the goalkeeper. When he came in he showed his qualities.
"That's unbelievable after nine months out. We are very happy to have one of the best goalkeepers in our team," continued Koeman.
"That was one of the best [displays]. You have other good goalkeepers, but for sure he will be back in the national team."