Bernd Leno opens up on slow start to life at Arsenal

The German goalkeeper is yet to feature for the Gunners since his summer switch from Bayer Leverkusen

The Sport Review staff
By The Sport Review staff
Bernd Leno
Arsenal goalkeeper Bernd Leno Photo: Bernd Leno/Instagram

Bernd Leno has said that he does not regret joining Arsenal in the summer despite the fact he has yet to feature in red.

New boss Unai Emery has stuck with veteran goalkeeper Petr Cech so far this campaign despite the German’s £22.5m transfer to North London.

However, Leno is not worried about his lack of playing time and backs his own ability to force his way into Emery’s plans.

He told Sport Bild: “I am convinced that my change was the right decision.

“I’m not crazy. It may take a few weeks or months, but my time here will come.”

Leno did not make the final 23-man Germany squad who were knocked at the group stage of the World Cup in Russia for the first time in Der Mannschaft’s history.
Cech has started all three Premier League games for Arsenal so far this term, conceding six goals in the process.

He has struggled to reproduce the form that he consistently did for Chelsea during his 11 years at Stamford Bridge.

However, Emery has stuck with him, despite almost scoring the most calamitous of own-goals in the opening weekend fixture against Manchester City, and so far has been unable to plug the leaks in Arsenal’s defence.

Leno appeared in pre-season but has since found himself behind Cech in the pecking order, but he believes that with patience he will start to see game time with the Gunners.

MORE: Latest Arsenal news and views

MORE: Football transfer rumours and gossip

Follow @thesportreview on Instagram

MORE:

MORE: The latest football transfer news

MORE: Meet the Premier League's most stylish footballers

MORE: Do you know the top Muslim footballers in the Premier League?

MORE: Take a tour of Arsenal star Mesut Ozil’s £10m London house

MORE: Man United latest news

MORE: Arsenal latest news

MORE: Chelsea latest news

MORE: Liverpool latest news

Mesut Ozil
Mesut Ozil sends clear message to Arsenal about his future
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer predicts where Man United will finish
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer predicts Man United v Liverpool FC
Unai Emery
Sky Sports pundit states his prediction for Sheffield United v Arsenal
Frank Lampard
Sky Sports pundit states his prediction for Chelsea FC v Newcastle
Charlie Nicholas
Sky Sports pundit predicts Man United v Liverpool FC
Top 50 Muslim footballers: Arsenal, Chelsea FC, Liverpool FC and Man United stars feature
Top 50 Muslim footballers: Arsenal, Chelsea FC, Liverpool FC and Man United stars feature
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer predicts where Man United will finish
Jurgen Klopp
Dirk Kuyt talks up importance of Man United v Liverpool FC
Andy Robertson
Jose Enrique raves about ‘unbelievable’ Liverpool FC star