Sky Sports has reported that the 30-year-old goalkeeper has joined Fulham in a deal value £8 million following a largely disappointing spell on the Emirates Stadium.
Leno arrived in north London from Bayer Leverkusen in 2018 and have become the membership’s first-choice shot-stopper for 3 seasons. Nevertheless, final season was far more troublesome for the German worldwide, as England keeper Aaron Ramsdale was made the membership’s undisputed primary.
Ramsdale’s arrival led to Leno taking part in simply eight instances throughout the marketing campaign, with solely 4 of these coming within the Premier League. With the membership signing American goalkeeper Matt Turner in the summertime, it appeared as if Leno was set to turn out to be the membership’s third-choice keeper.
When requested in regards to the skilled German’s departure from Arsenal, Arteta hinted that Leno was unable to adapt to the type of play that the Spaniard calls for from his facet.
Talking at a press convention forward of his workforce’s opening Premier League conflict in opposition to Crystal Palace on Friday night time, Arteta said (as per Football.london):
“With Bernd on the finish, it was only a skilled relationship that was troublesome to maintain. I spoke to him final night time and it is a man who shall be remembered right here. In soccer, you need to make choices to play the way in which you wish to play. Bernd has discovered a transfer he’s actually pleased with and we want him all the most effective.”
Arsenal primary Aaron Ramsdale sends elegant message to Bernd Leno following German’s exit
Ramsdale’s glorious kind final season led to Leno receiving little or no recreation time. The England goalkeeper could have hopes of changing into his nation’s first selection at this yr’s World Cup.
The 24-year-old shot-stopper has taken the primary squad quantity vacated by Leno, an honor that has clearly humbled the previous Sheffield United star. Ramsdale instructed Arsenal’s official website:
“I’m very proud and honored to be taking this massively prestigious quantity. Among the greats have worn this shirt, and hopefully, I can emulate how they carried out on and off the pitch and in addition add a twist of my persona to it as effectively.”
“To Bernd Leno, I want nothing however happiness and greatness in your new journey. Thanks for exhibiting me the ropes and I hope I can maintain myself as swish as you probably did within the shirt.”