“I don’t want to flee here” Arsenal man rubbishes rumours of wanting to leave

Bernd Leno has appeared to commit his long-term future to Arsenal after reports suggested he would leave the club this summer.

The German has come under fire for his inconsistent performances in this campaign as Arsenal struggle to achieve their seasonal goals.

He faced competition for his place from Emi Martinez at the start of the campaign, but he won after the Gunners kept him and allowed the Argentinean to join Aston Villa.

Leno hasn’t looked like the right choice compared to the new Villa man, but Arsenal has continued to keep faith in him.

The Gunners will sell some of their current players in the summer and they agreed to allow David Luiz to leave them when the transfer window reopens.

It seemed that Leno would follow the Brazilian through the exit door, but the German has now appeared to deny those rumours after saying that he has no plans to leave the Emirates, for now.

He told Sport1: “ I don’t want to flee here, I feel good and want to be successful again with Arsenal! Arsenal are a big club, which is extremely underestimated in Germany, there are many Arsenal fans all over the world. 

“I still have a two-year contract and hope to play in the Champions League again with Arsenal. It is also clear that at some point in my career I want to do something different. So far I’ve played for two clubs. Maybe I’ll get the urge to play in another league again. Maybe in the south. But there is time, I’m still getting to the top goalkeeping age. But my focus is on Arsenal FC.”

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  1. I was asked on another thread about how many clean sheets Leno had compared to Martinez because I said we had conceded 6 less than villa .
    So my reply to that now is clean sheets do not get you one or 2 more positions up the league but goal difference does it’s a team sport and Leno as proved that he’s superior playing with probably an inferior defence
    3rd best defence this season and I would take that if it means last day of the season we are joint on points with another team but our goal difference is better .

    1. no GK howlers means lesser goals and higher goal diferrence, plain and simple.
      Back To the topic, the man mabe wanting to run down his contract and then maybe move for an inflated wage.And the luxury of London with AFC’s ZERO requirements for honors and ZERO punishments for errors, only a fool would forfeit it.

      1. But have you actually watched Martinez this season LC ?
        He has spaghetti fingers ,his shot stopping is below par compared to the top keepers in the league .
        Also you didn’t actually explain anything in your post ,TBH I didn’t even know what you just posted it was just a lot of mumbling.

        1. Dan, I don’t watch AV as I’m not interested in them, just that someone mentioned Emi has 15 clean sheets this campaign.I just want a top top GK for us and atm Leno is not that GK. I’m more confident with Ryan than Leno. Though i want Leno to succeed but he keeps letting us down, so its best he moves and all start fresh. But his comments state otherwise, he is happy to collect his wage rather than earn it.

  2. He’s made mistakes but Leno has also pulled-off many fantastic saves. I’d be happy to see him stay & improve.

  3. I tend to look at a players frame when judging if a player
    is suited for EPL. Also at the character vibe they give..
    Based on this I would not have bought Leno or Pepe ??
    But then I hope to be proven wrong.. If we can eradicate
    the number of mistakes we made this season by
    individual players we should be better of next season!!??

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