19yo Arsenal goalkeeper keeps clean sheet against Euro 2020 side

Karl Hein, EST during the International Friendly match between Finland and Estonia at the Olympic Stadium on 04 June 2021, in Helsinki, Finland. Copyright: Tomi Hänninen / Newspix24
Karl Hein, EST during the International Friendly match between Finland and Estonia at the Olympic Stadium on 04 June 2021, in Helsinki, Finland. Copyright: Tomi Hänninen / Newspix24

Karl Hein kept his second consecutive clean sheet in senior internationals on Friday, this time keeping Finland at bay.

Karl Hein of Estonia during the International Friendly, Länderspiel, Nationalmannschaft match at Stadio Artemio Franchi, Florence. Date: 11th November 2020. Picture: Jonathan Moscrop / Sportimage
Karl Hein of Estonia during the International Friendly, Länderspiel, Nationalmannschaft match at Stadio Artemio Franchi, Florence. Date: 11th November 2020. Picture: Jonathan Moscrop / Sportimage

As part of their preparations for Euro 2020, Finland faced off against Estonia on Friday, with Arsenal youth goalkeeper Karl Hein getting a chance to start.

Hein had to make a couple of diving saves, and he was also called into action as a sweeper on a couple of occasions, as well as making a high claim, all to ensure he kept another clean sheet for his country.

The shut-out was Hein’s second in a row, having also kept a clean sheet in his last competitive appearance against Georgia, a 0-0 draw. Despite only turning 19 in April, he’s now made seven senior international appearances for Estonia.

Hein made 10 appearances for Arsenal in his club campaign, nine for the u23s in the Premier League 2 and one for the u21s in the EFL Trophy.

Part of the reason he didn’t play even more is that he kept getting senior call-ups, featuring in Arsenal’s senior Europa League squad on seven occasions.

Hein also has strong competition in Arthur Okonkwo, and the pair are sure to keep knocking on the door of the first team next year if they don’t get well-earned loan moves.