De Gea came under severe criticism at times throughout the 2018/19 campaign after a series of high-profile errors saw the Spaniard cost his side points.
But the Manchester United goalkeeper received little help from his defenders as the Red Devils rearguard only managed to keep seven clean sheets on their way to a sixth-place finish.
De Gea played every minute of United’s Premier League campaign, pulling off a total of 123 saves across the 36 matches, but is now linked with a move away from Old Trafford after stalling over a new deal.
The situation was equally dire between the posts at Arsenal with summer signing Bernd Leno managing just five shut-outs from his 30 appearances in the Gunners goal.
Unai Emery’s side eventually finished the season in fifth, missing out on Champions League qualification.
This was in large part due to their leaky defence which conceded 42 goals on Leno’s watch, although a lot of the blame rests with Arsenal’s haphazard defending.
Remarkably, both elite goalkeepers failed to register as many clean sheets as Neil Etheridge, the custodian for relegated Cardiff City, who racked up eight shut-outs in his 36 games and made 141 saves including three penalty stops.
At the top of the pile, Liverpool goalkeeper Alisson pipped Manchester City star Ederson by a single clean sheet while Jordan Pickford and Kepa Arrizabalaga share third spot.
Premier League Golden Glove final standings 2018/19
19 (Tied). Artur Boruc (Bournemouth) – 4
19 (Tied). Joe Hart (Burnley) – 4
16 (Tied). Asmir Begovic (Bournemouth) – 5
16 (Tied). Wayne Hennessy (Crystal Palace) – 5
16 (Tied). Sergio Rico (Fulham) – 5
14 (Tied). Bernd Leno (Arsenal) – 6
14 (Tied). Mat Ryan (Brighton & Hove Albion) – 6
9 (Tied). David de Gea (Manchester United) – 7
9 (Tied). Rui Patricio (Wolverhampton Wanderers) – 7
9 (Tied). Lukasz Fabianski (West Ham United) – 7
9 (Tied). Ben Foster (Watford) – 7
9 (Tied). Vicente Guaita (Crystal Palace) – 7
7 (Tied). Neil Etheridge (Cardiff City) – 8
7 (Tied). Kasper Schmeichel (Leicester City) – 8
6. Martin Dubravka (Newcastle United) – 11
5. Hugo Lloris (Tottenham Hotspur) – 12
3 (Tied). Kepa Arrizabalaga (Chelsea) – 14
3 (Tied). Jordan Pickford (Everton) – 14
2. Ederson (Manchester City) – 20
1. Alisson (Liverpool) – 21