Leverkusen: goalkeeper Leno moves to Arsenal

20 June, 2018, 00:35 | Author: Ellis Copeland
  • Unai Emery

Leno, 26, brings immediate competition for the starting spot and most likely means Arsenal will sell one of their two previous goalkeepers - Cech or Colombia worldwide David Ospina - though it remains unclear which one will have to give way.

Arsenal are closing in on the £48 million double signing of Bayer Leverkusen goalkeeper Bernd Leno and Uruguay midfielder Lucas Torreira as new manager Unai Emery continues to overhaul the defensive spine of his squad. I'm happy, I'm proud to sign for Arsenal.

Among those to depart are Neil Banfield, Tony Colbert, Gerry Peyton, Boro Primorac and Colin Lewin, while club legend Lehmann was also surprisingly relieved of his duties, in what has now appeared to be a massive revamp of the backroom staff in north London.

"My intention throughout these discussions has always been to remain an Arsenal player".

He wrote: "Dear Arsenal Fans, I am sorry to leave the club after only one year again".

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'For me, it's the same story now'. I spoke to Unai Emery and he said that he believes I'm a good goalkeeper, and that he wanted me to join. "But the attitude from our 2004-group is not needed there anymore".

Arsenal have confirmed the signing of goalkeeper Bernd Leno from Bayer Leverkusen in a reported £19.3m deal this evening.

Leno has been Leverkusen's first-choice goalkeeper for the last seven seasons, but indicated that his desire to look for new challenge.

"We are very pleased that Bernd Leno will be joining us", Emery told Arsenal's official website.

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