Reporter reveals how much Arsenal paid for second summer signing
BBC Sport reporter David Ornstein believes Arsenal will pay £19.2m for Bayer Leverkusen goalkeeper Bernd Leno
Arsenal have agreed a £19.2m deal to sign Bernd Leno from Bayer Leverkusen in the summer transfer window, according to BBC Sport reporter David Ornstein.
The Gunners finished in sixth spot in the Premier League table last season to miss out on Champions League football for the second successive campaign.
Arsenal appointed Spanish head coach Unai Emery as their new manager after Arsene Wenger stood down following 22 seasons in charge at the north London side.
The north London side have already signed veteran Switzerland international in a free transfer from Serie A giants Juventus in the summer transfer window and they confirmed the arrival of Leno on Tuesday night.
Arsenal struggled defensively throughout Wenger’s final season in charge after the Gunners conceded 54 times in 38 games in the Premier League.
Former Chelsea FC goalkeeper Petr Cech has seen an alarming dip in his performance level over the past season or so to raise questions about his future.
BBC Sport reporter Ornstein has confirmed that Arsenal are set to pay a fee in the region of €22m (£19.2m) to secure the signature of Leno.
Before the signing of Leno was confirmed, Ornstein wrote on Twitter: “Fee agreed between Arsenal & Bayer Leverkusen – Leno still needs to undergo a medical before #AFC can complete the signing, for a reported €22m (£19.2m).”
Arsenal haven’t won the Premier League title since 2003-04 when the Gunners finished the campaign unbeaten.
The Gunners lost 3-0 to Manchester City in the League Cup final last term.