I joined Arsenal to play every game, says goalkeeper Bernd Leno

I Joined Arsenal to Play Every Game – Bernd Leno

Bernd Leno, Arsenal
Bernd Leno, says he was expected to play more games at Arsenal. Image Courtesy: Getty

Arsenal goalkeeper, Bernd Leno reveals he is frustrated with his situation at the moment with Arsenal, as he was expected to play every game rather than spending his time on the bench.

Leno is already frustrated with his life at Arsenal.

Arsenal brought Leno for €22 million in the 2018 summer transfer window. And he was expected to slot straight into the team, as the new man in charge at Emirates Stadium.

However, Peter Cech has remained as the number one choice at Arsenal while Leno is finding life difficult at the moment. He has only made his Europa League debut so far when he featured against Vorskla Poltava this week. Leno told Standard Sport,

“I came to the club to play every game. But I think to move to a bigger club, another country, it needs maybe a little bit of time. It is a bit frustrating, but I keep calm and work very hard to improve. The coach always makes the starting XI because of the performance. I think it could change, not every week, but he will change a lot. He didn’t say the League is Petr’s competition, and the Europa League is mine. I will work every day hard to play more games.”

Bernd Leno, Arsenal
Bernd Leno expressed his frustrations over not gaming enough playing time at Arsenal.

The goalkeeper further added,

“I came for the Premier League. I think it is the best. The Bundesliga is good but the Premier League is better, so I will look forward to playing any time in the Premier League.”

Meanwhile, the 26-year old goalkeeper also believes he is suited to Arsenal’s ball-playing philosophy after featuring in the 4-2 win over Vorksla.

“It is getting better and better [at the club]. The game that the coach wants is my style. I think I did a good job with the ball, with the passing. Of course, the two goals were disappointing, but they scored great goals. Maybe I need a little bit of time.”

Arsenal will face Qarabag next in their UEFA Europa League clash, and Leno will be desperately waiting for the match, as he isn’t getting any opportunity in the Premier League.