‘Forever a Gunner’ – Arsenal confirm departure of international star

Arsenal have confirmed the departure of Bernd Leno, who has joined Fulham on a three-year deal.

The German’s departure has seemed on the cards for some time since the emergence of Aaron Ramsdale as the club’s number one, with the Englishman quickly overthrowing Leno back in September.

The 30 year-old has been a top performer for the club since joining from Bayer Leverkusen back in 2018, but now seems the perfect time for him to leave for pastures new, especially having entered into the final 12 months of his contract in north London, and he will be pleased that a move across London will mean that his family will not have to deal with much change.

While the club shared a highlight reel of some of his best bits, the player himself also posted a heartfelt message of his own on social media.

It will certainly be strange to see him in play against us this season, but I don’t imagine a single Gunners fan would think negatively of his exit, and I expect him to receive a warm welcome on his return to the Emirates later in the month.

What was your favourite Leno moment from his time here?

Patrick

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  1. Just being a professional and loyal player with the club, in answer to the question.

    Good luck Bernd abd and thanks for all you did

        1. Top 5 in the league in my opinion, Mendy Alison, Ederson, de gea, Kasper Schmeichel. I’ll even take McCarthy of Southampton ahead of him, Martinez is a complete goalkeeper than him. I think Leno is top10 but top5 please don’t be ridiculous.

  2. To me, I cannot separate between Ramsdale and Leno for sure!
    I just have to say, “thank you Leno for all the good memories, and may I as a Gunner wish you all the best in your new adventure @Fulham Mr. SuperMan ‼️

  3. Professional football is a tough business and confidence is vital. Leno’s injury couldn’t have come at a worse time for him as nobody predicted Martinez would step up so spectacularly. It reminds me of Joe Hart in a way. England No.1 and then boff – Pep didn’t rate him and his career went into free fall.
    There were times when Leno gave me palpitations but he is still a good keeper and I wish him well at Fulham.

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  5. Terrible business, £3 million up front,+ £1 milllion based appearances,+ £2 million if Fulham stay in Prem this season, + another £2 milllion if they stay for two seasons, total £8 million.
    Let’s hope Ramsdale repeats his first half season form and not the second half.

    1. You just beat me to up.i was about to post the structure of the deal.whst a bargain!Bernd played 125 games for us,keeping over 30 clean sheets(34 i think).put into context that’s pretty good.
      viel Glück Leno!!👏👍

  6. Good luck to Leno, fine human being, and it ends there, We won nothing with him and would win nothing with him either. Just needed him off our wage bill and that has happened today. My grief with Mikel was that he let go Emi, a huge man, Argentine no1 for a German no 3rd or 4th keeper (later I realised that Leno was not worth 18 million required to pay the greatest assist king in the universe, so Emi had to be sacrificed) Leno will not be missed as we did not miss Almunia, Schnezy, Fabiansky, Mannone, Ospina, Petr Chek either.

    1. LC you are right a top professional but that’s it. It’s no coincidence we won the fa cup and the community shield with Emi, is also not a coincidence Argentina won there first Copa America in 18 years with Emi, is still not a coincidence Argentina won against Italy with Emi. Emi is a better goalkeeper than Leno.
      Good luck Leno a top man

  7. I think we may well regret this transfer as I am not at all impressed from what I have seen of Turner,and because Ramsdale was far from convincing in the latter third of last season.No one can doubt his enthusiasm , but calmness and composure are needed when the pressure is on, and Ramsdale is lacking in these traits.His vulnerability at his near post cost us points last season, yet our Manager stuck by him ,wrongly in my opinion.To me, we are getting rid of our top keeper.

    1. What i know Grandad is, we have gone from having two very good premier league goalkeepers too not. Nobody can tell me we have improved our goalkeeping department and it has cost us a fortune not too. From Martinez and Leno to Ramsdale and Turner is not progress.

      1. I tend to agree Reggie, and with Grandad
        Ramsdale started really well and then went off the boil.
        I was in the EM camp over Leno, although Leno was never a bad keeper, but now we don’t have the level of back up required – just the worrying thought that Ramsdale hasn’t fixed his problems. Let’s hope he has

  8. it is sad the way Leno has been treated. Going from Arsenal to a promoted team while he has consistently performed over the years. For me its not right. He should have stayed to at least play back up. the new American keep we got is not showing anything impressive. another deal we are going to regret

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