Arsenal Set to Swoop for Leverkusen Stopper


Unai Emery looks set to complete the signing of Bayer Leverkusen goalkeeper, Bernd Leno. Arsenal have already appeared keen on defensive signings this window and a long-term goalkeeper doesn’t seem far away from confirmation. According to Sky Sports sources, the Bundesliga star is in advanced talks with Arsenal for a long-term contract. 

Bernd Leno’s disappointment of missing out on a World Cup spot should be eased by a big summer move to the Premier League. Arsenal have been active already with deals for Borussia Dortmund’s Sokratis Papastathopouslos and Sampdoria’s Lucas Torreira nearing completion. The 26-year-old shot stopper is being heavily linked to the North London club after over 300 appearances for Leverkusen.

Petr Cech has made some unfortunate errors this season for Arsenal and while he remains as an influential and experienced squad members, his first team playing time will be expected to significantly reduce. The 36-year-old Arsenal man has had his moments for Arsenal in the past few seasons but the arrival of Bernd Leno should be good news for Arsenal.

Despite missing out on a World Cup spot to Neuer, Ter Stegen and Trapp, he will be determined to make his mark in the Premier League in the 2018/19 season. Unai Emery appears confident that improving his backline is the right steps towards putting Arsenal back at the top of English football, but it will be no easy task.

The German is still heading towards his prime years as a goalkeeper but that doesn’t mean he will arrive at Arsenal as an inexperienced footballer. He’s made over 50 European appearances in addition to his 223 League games since 2011, so hopefully he can bring some more quality and get the best out of his defenders.

Let us know Arsenal fans, is Bernd Leno a smart choice, is he the right man? Or would you prefer to have Petr Cech in net? Is a keeper even the position you need to invest in? Let us know using the hashtag #AOF or leaving a comment below. 

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