Bernd Leno has spoken about his error in the lead-up to Southampton’s crucial third goal on Sunday afternoon (via The Standard).
Arsenal’s defensive weaknesses were their undoing on Sunday afternoon as the Gunners’ 22-match unbeaten run came to an end.
Southampton scored a late winner which came as a result of an error from goalkeeper Bernd Leno and now, the German has had his say on the match.
“The last goal was a little bit unlucky for me because I wanted to get the cross because Austin was completely free and it was so close,” he told Standard Sport.
“I touched the ball a little bit but I missed it so it was a little bit unlucky. No risk, no fun. Maybe next time I will get the ball or I will stay on the line look at the ball and nobody says ‘you came out and didn’t get the ball’. That’s the life of a goalkeeper but I would do it again.
“After 22 games, you can lose a game so it is disappointing but now nobody talks anymore about the unbeaten run and we can look forward. We have on Wednesday another big game and maybe now we can start another unbeaten run.”
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It was a shame to see Southampton grab that late winner. Arsenal were on a fine run of form but their defensive injuries caught up with them on the night. Let’s hope that form improves once the squad is back together.