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Leno open to everything in the future 0

Posted on April 15, 2021 by Veselin Trajkovic

Arsenal goalkeeper Bernd Leno has revealed that he is open to any path that may present itself to him regarding his future.

Having gone through the youth ranks at Stuttgart and won the Under-17 Bundesliga with them, the 29-year-old never made a competitive appearance for their first team. Instead, he was loaned out to Bayer Leverkusen in 2011 for a year, at the end of which Leverkusen pursued and completed a permanent deal for his services. Overall, he stood between the posts on 304 occasions for the Bundesliga side, and his notable performances there earned him a move to Arsenal in 2018, led by Unai Emery at the time, for a reported fee of just over £22 million.

Team news ahead of Leeds clash 0

Posted on February 11, 2021 by Veselin Trajkovic

Arsenal have had a number of players absent from the last couple of fixtures, and here’s the official verdict when it comes to some of them being involved when the Gunners face Leeds United on Sunday.

Goalkeeper Bernd Leno was sent off for a, for a lack of a better word, foolish moment when he handled the ball outside the penalty area in the 2-1 defeat against Wolverhampton Wanderers on February 2nd. He has now served his one-match suspension – the 1-0 defeat away to Aston Villa on Saturday last, which means he is available for Sunday.

Arteta hopes Luiz red card is overturned 0

Posted on February 04, 2021 by Veselin Trajkovic

Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta is hopeful that the red card received by David Luiz against Wolverhampton Wanderers will be overturned.

The Gunners were in a 0-1 lead at the Molineux, courtesy of a great goal by Nicolas Pepe in the 32nd minute, when Luiz was was judged in the final seconds of the first half to have committed a last-man foul on Wolves striker Willian Jose in the box. Referee Craig Pawson gave the penalty and sent the Brazilian to the dressing room directly, and his decision was upheld by John Moss in the VAR room. The misery soon got worse as Joao Moutinho scored another one for the home team four minutes after the break, and then turned to a complete disaster when Bernd Leno also received a red card for a rash trip out of the box and touching the ball with his hand there.

Martinelli, Ryan and Odegaard make Europa League squad 0

Posted on February 03, 2021 by Veselin Trajkovic

Arsenal’s 25-man list for the knockout stages of the Europa League has been revealed, and as expected, there were a couple of changes compared to the one submitted for the group phase back in October.

Sokratis Papastathopoulos and Mesut Ozil missed out back then, and they both left the club in January. That may not be too relevant, but the departures of Sead Kolasinac and Shkodran Mustafi, who were both on that list, certainly are as they opened up two spots for foreign players to be added. Those spots have now been filled by goalkeeper Mat Ryan and attacking midfielder Martin Odegaard, both of whom arrived last month on loan from Brighton and Hove Albion and Real Madrid, respectively.

Leno attempts to rally fans after Everton defeat 0

Posted on December 21, 2020 by Harry Kettle

Arsenal fans are still coming to terms with the fact that after 14 Premier League games, they are in 15th place with 14 points. They are 12 points off of Everton in fourth place and we haven’t even reached the new year yet, indicating a serious drop off in the Gunners’ ability to push for a top four place.

During a recent interview with, however, goalkeeper Bernd Leno made an attempt to rally the troops in the face of great adversity. While he did acknowledge the disappointment that supporters have been feeling, he made it clear that now is the time for us to come together.

Mustafi under fire 0

Posted on December 30, 2019 by Veselin Trajkovic

As Arsenal succumbed to a 1-2 defeat at the hands of Chelsea at the Emirates on Sunday, it was Shkodran Mustafi’s turn to have his performance dissected and analysed far and wide.

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang struck early to give the Gunners the lead, only to see it overturned by late goals by Jorginho and Tammy Abraham. And while most of Mikel Arteta’s team played relatively well for almost the entire game, the nerves of Mustafi weren’t easy to miss.

Leno opens up about Ljungberg’s impact 0

Posted on December 11, 2019 by Harry Kettle

Arsenal were able to get the win over West Ham United on Monday Night Football against the Hammers, in a game that could quite easily turn their fortunes around. One man who has, for the most part, been able to escape criticism is none other than Bernd Leno. The goalkeeper is clearly excited about the new direction that the club is going in, as the man himself confirmed during an interview after the game.

“From the first day he said he wanted to see laughing faces, to see a good atmosphere,” Leno said. “We had a bad time, we are all human and it is not easy. It was not like we did not try, but it just did not work.

Can Leno be blamed for Arsenal’s poor defensive record? 0

Posted on October 16, 2019 by Veselin Trajkovic

As you’re probably aware, Arsenal conceded 51 Premier League goals last season, more than the likes of Wolverhampton Wanderers, Everton, Leicester City and Newcastle United – an abysmal record for a top six side.

What’s even worse is that it was no surprise really, given how woeful the performances of the defenders have been. But Mirror, more precisely their “Digital Football Writer” Darren Wells, has dug up a stat that appears to point the finger at the man behind the defence – Bernd Leno.

Arsenal’s most valuable stars – Part 1 0

Posted on June 07, 2019 by Harry Kettle

Arsenal should, and we should stress the word should, be one of the busiest teams in Europe during the upcoming summer transfer window. Their season fell apart during the last few months, and as such, they need to re-group and really think about who they want to come in and who they want to go out at the club. It’s not going to be easy to pick and choose what’s going to happen, but these are the kind of tasks that managers like Unai Emery need to make.

Should Petr Cech start the Europa Cup final for Arsenal? 0

Posted on May 23, 2019 by David Nugent

As I wrote yesterday’s article about Petr Cech’s return to former club Chelsea this summer as sporting director, I realised the gravity of the situation ahead of the Europa League final next Wednesday between Arsenal and the Blues.

Petr Cech is only human

It seems almost certain that Petr Cech is returning to his former club. There is nothing wrong with that, he enjoyed the best years of his football career at Chelsea. He obviously has a great affinity with the club from south west London.

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