Leno set to miss Arsenal’s next match but will be in goal against Tottenham

Bernd Leno was replaced in the Arsenal starting XI by Aaron Ramsdale for their match against Norwich City at the weekend.

It was the first league start for the new goalie and he helped the Gunners to keep a clean sheet.

Leno’s last game for the club was their 5-0 loss to Manchester City and fans heavily criticised him for his performance in that match.

Ramsdale has been signed to provide serious competition to the German and he has started his time at the club well, with two clean sheets from as many competitive matches.

Mikel Arteta will not be faulted if he keeps the Englishman in his starting XI for the next few matches, however, Bild claims Leno is being rested.

The newspaper’s head of Football, Christian Falk tweeted that Arteta spoke to Leno and told the German that he wants to rest him for Arsenal’s matches against Norwich and Burnley.

This means that Leno will return in goal when Arsenal faces Tottenham in their match after the Clarets fixture.

Falk tweeted: “According to my information: Mikel Arteta promised that Bernd Leno will have just a break for two matches.

“So: Against Spurs Leno should be back on the pitch. We will see if Arteta keeps his word.”

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  1. Pco says:

    Nonsense! Ramsdale must keep his spot if he performs well in the next game!!!

  2. Declan says:

    If Rsmsdale does well I seriously doubt Leno will be back for Spurs!

  3. SueP says:

    Agree with Declan and Pco
    Martinez left because Arteta wouldn’t guarantee a starting place

  4. JanV says:

    The one area on the pitch where you want to rotate as little as possible is keeper and back 4. The more often that unit plays together the better.

    You don’t want your back 4 to have to adjust to a different keeper every few games.

    This would be a massive Arteta mistake.

  5. Mark says:

    I refuse to believe this nonsense.. If Ramsdale plays well he will continue to be in goal. GKs are not rotated in league games

    1. NY_Gunner says:

      @Mark
      Martinez performed well. See where that got him…IJS

  6. A J says:

    Simply doesn’t work like that.

    If Ramsdale delivers against Burnley, he retains the shirt.

    If so, Leno will start against Wimbledon.

    1. DerekC says:

      3 games 3 clean sheets Ramsdale will play against Spurs, be interesting to see who plays against Wimbledon

  7. Reggie says:

    Never heard anything so stupid like that before, don’t believe the article at all.

  8. gunnerforlife says:

    Complete rubbish. Ramsdale deserves a start against the Spuds if he performs against Birnley. I also believe in goalkeeper consistency.

  9. SM says:

    If this is true, then Arteta deserves to get sacked if a bad result ensues because of a Leno mistake. Does Arteta really have a death wish?

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