David Seaman sends clear warning to Arsenal summer signing

David Seaman has some words of advice for new Arsenal signing Bernd Leno

David Seaman
Arsenal legend David Seaman Photo: Tag Heuer

David Seaman has warned Bernd Leno that he will have to prove himself as worthy of a regular spot in the first team at Arsenal.

The German shot-stopper is still waiting to make his first appearance in the Premier League for the north London club after having signed for the Gunners from Bayer Leverkusen this summer.

Unai Emery has preferred to start with Petr Cech in goal for the Gunners for Arsenal’s first four games of the Premier League season, with the veteran shot-stopper helping the north London side to win two of their opening four games.

Leno will be hoping to prove himself worthy of a starting spot at The Emirates in the coming weeks and months as he bids to enjoy a strong first season at Arsenal.

However, Seaman has warned the goalkeeper that he will have to prove himself to new Arsenal manager Emery before expecting to be put into the first team.

Speaking in an interview with Metro, Seaman said: “Just because he cost a lot of money does not mean he goes straight into the team.

“He has to be patient. Petr Cech has done nothing wrong in goal.

“OK, so he is adjusting to playing with the ball from the box. But he has been able to contribute to the team and has done nothing to cause him to be left out.”

Arsenal will return to Premier League action on Saturday when they travel to Newcastle United in the top flight.

The Gunners finished sixth and without a trophy in the Premier League last season.

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