With all the preparations for action on the pitch in their seventh game of the season, the Gunners made headlines thanks to some former players, while Folarin Balogun made headlines across the channel. Bernd Leno appears set to leave Arsenal this summer, with Bernd Leno’s agent Ioannis Kukutrigas confirming that Fulham is looking to cross the line. Bernd Leno served as the backup after being replaced by Bournemouth’s Aaron Ramsdale last season. At the same time, the German keeper ended his time at Arsenal last month to join the newly-promoted Premier League side Fulham. Former Arsenal goalkeeper Bernd Leno, who joined Fulham for £8m after losing the seat to Aaron Ramsdale at the start of last season, has made no secret of his disappointment at being left out, insisting he lost Reason for No one status has nothing to do with his performance on the field.
Former Arsenal goalkeeper Bernd Leno spent four years at Arsenal, moving from Bayer Leverkusen to become Arsenal’s new best goalkeeper, in the form of Petr Cech after his departure. The arrival at Fulham was followed by an away match against Arsenal at the Emirates. Unfortunately for Fulham goalkeeper Bernd Leno, he made a costly mistake when Gabriel scored the final goal for Arsenal. Wojciech Szczesny was a highly talented Arsenal goalkeeper, an academy graduate who was allowed to leave for Juventus long before he reached the peak of his weak PS13m figure.
Leno has now spoken out about his departure from Arsenal, claiming that it was entirely due to politics and not his on-field performance. Sport Bild in Germany quotes Leno as stating, “When I saw that it wasn’t about performance or quality, I knew I had to go.” “I realised during the preparation that it is only about politics and not about performance. I could see clearly that I needed to leave this place.
Leno is currently a regular for newly promoted Fulham, but in four Premier League appearances for the west London club, he has yet to record a clean sheet. To assist the Cottagers move up to 10th in the early standings, the German has made 19 saves. Leno’s final game for Arsenal prior to his departure was against Aston Villa last season when he recorded his lone league clean sheet for the 2021–22 season. The 30-year-old will try to get on track in the upcoming weeks so that he may push his way onto Hansi Flick’s World Cup roster. This following Saturday, the Cottagers play Chelsea.