With the game goalless after a strong start from the away side, Walcott had the chance to break the deadlock with a close-range header.
However, the Germany international somehow managed to claw the Arsenal striker’s effort to safety to prevent the Gunners from taking a vital lead in the Champions League clash.
Here is the best of the Twitter reaction from the professionals, past and present, in chronological order to Neuer’s save.
Former Liverpool and Bayern goalkeeper Pepe Reina is full of praise for his former team-mate:
Thats why He is the number one in the world!!! @Manuel_Neuer wow!! What a save that was!!👌 ⚽️✋🏻
— Pepe Reina (@PReina25) October 20, 2015
West Brom shot stopper Ben Foster reckons the Arsenal attack should just give up after the stunning save:
OMG what hope have u got when he's saving them!!!! #Neuer
— Ben Foster (@BenFoster) October 20, 2015
Stoke City striker Peter Crouch pays Neuer the ultimate compliment:
I've neuer seen a better save #AFCvBAY
— Peter Crouch (@petercrouch) October 20, 2015
Spurs legend Gary Lineker sees the funny side of Neuer’s save – unlike despairing Arsenal fans:
Breathtaking save from Neuer. This young keeper might have a future.
— Gary Lineker (@GaryLineker) October 20, 2015
Finally, Jamie Carragher likens the Germany goalkeeper to an England legend after Neuer’s save:
— Jamie Carragher (@Carra23) October 20, 2015
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