Bernd Leno has revealed how he feels about being Arsenal’s backup goalkeeper to Petr Cech (via ESPN).
Many had expected Bernd Leno to become Arsenal’s first-choice goalkeeper following his £22.5 million move from Bayer Leverkusen over the summer.
However, the German is yet to make his competitive debut for the side and is instead stuck behind Petr Cech in the pecking order.
It must be frustrating for Leno and now, the German has revealed whether he thinks he made the wrong move to transfer to Arsenal.
“I am convinced my move was the right decision,” Leno told Sport Bild.
“Arsenal paid a lot of money for me, I received a good welcome. I won’t get crazy over this [being on the bench]. It maybe takes a few weeks or months, but my time here will come.
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“I’d love to play straight away. But I won’t lose my patience, the coach has shown me a clear plan and I believe in it. But sure: I always want to play and as soon as possible here.
“My style of play fits Unai Emery’s idea of play. He likes a high-positioned goalkeeper, who can also initiate play,” Leno said.
“That’s what the coach told me before the move, and again only recently. That’s my game. Arsenal were looking for a keeper for that.”
Bernd Leno is clearly a talented player but will have to wait for his chance at Arsenal. The German is still just 26 years of age and can learn from the far more experienced Cech.