‘Not good enough’ – Campbell slams key Arsenal star

Kevin Campbell has slammed Bernd Leno for his role in Arsenal’s draw with West Ham at the weekend.

The Gunners fell 3-0 behind after around 30 minutes of play after the Hammers came out the blocks on a mission.

While no blame is being put on the shoulders for the opening goal, the second came from a quickly-taken free-kick which caught the backline out, but the strike which beat the goalkeeper certainly left a sour taste.

The goal was pretty close to the goalkeeper’s foot, only for the German to not get close to stopping the ball, and former Arsenal striker Kevin Campbell has slammed the shot-stopper.

Kevin Campbell told the Football Insider: “Leno did not have too much to do in the game.

“He produced one smart save from Declan Rice when he broke through but the goal, it was disappointing to say the least.

“If I am honest with you, it was simply not good enough. An Arsenal number one cannot be letting that in, you have got to save that.”

A lot has been made of the club’s decision to offload Emi Martinez last summer while failing to bring in suitable competition for Leno, and he has now started every Premier League match this term apart from those he was banned from.

Martinez has continued to shine for Aston Villa however, while Arsenal could well need to look into strengthening our number one spot thanks to that transfer blunder.

Patrick

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7 Comments

  1. McLovin says:

    Why didnt he use his leg to save it? A lotlot faster!

  2. Olaitan says:

    Leno is beginning to remind us the era of Manuel Almunia.
    I just hope we don’t regret ever selling Martinez.

  3. Max says:

    Martinez never stepped up after 11 years.. Why?. Think of all the flaky keepers we had

    1. ken1945 says:

      Max, such a good point.
      If Martinez was so good, why was he not our No. 1, over ten years after he first signed?
      What was stopping him from breaking through, if we hadn’t had any good keepers since Lehman… who also had his share of detractors of course?

      1. Bobs says:

        Another question is this…
        Will Martinez have shown what he was made of if Leno never got injured?

        Martinez not showing of his skills is due to our coaches who are scared to use our academic product.

        Gnabry was never use, Bennacia(spelling), Malen etc.

        Bellerin was used cos of injury, so was Smith Rowe and Saka.

        If Tierney, Gabriel, Martinelli, Holding etc was our product, none will be use except if there is injury.

        I remember when Wenger and our youth coach said, Martinez is our most talented keeper.

        And even if a player proofs himself after 11years and performs, does that make him bad cos he wasn’t a good keeper 11years ago?

        I believed Martinez was playing as a full seasoned EPL keeper this season and yet, he’s one of the best keeper around.

        With all that, I will still stick with Leno cos I know he’s a good keeper who only makes mistakes sometimes and plays a pattern he’s not accustom to.

  4. Greco says:

    ohhhhhhhhh ,i am so tired of you my arsenal brothers.
    Leno is World class END OF STORY.sorry he did not cost 80 mil.

    1. Bobs says:

      Leno is not wordclass but a good keeper.

      To me, there is only 3 world class keeper in Euro right now

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