Arsenal supporters are excited to see goalkeeper Bernd Leno play for the club after they confirmed his transfer from Bayer Leverkusen earlier this week.
The German international made over 300 appearances for the Bundesliga outfit before making the switch to the English Premier League and arrives with a solid reputation.
The goalkeeping position is one Arsenal badly needed depth for with Petr Cech’s form noticeably dwindling season by season. The capture of Leno will ensure there is strong competition for the number one spot under new boss Unai Emery next term.
Leno ticks plenty of boxes for the Gunners, with not just strong German top-flight experience, but plenty in the UEFA Champions League too, which is the level that they want to return to as soon as possible.
Will the 26-year-old be a success?
Arsenal fans certainly think so, taking to Twitter to share their excitement about the signing and what it means about Unai Emery’s early days in charge of the club…
Seriously this is the most excited I’ve been about an arsenal transfer window in years welcome @Bernd_Leno we’ve needed a good young keeper for a while #emery has come in and is sorting out problem areas in the team straight #afc #COYG #HeyLeno pic.twitter.com/9ZPEMYBEt9
— GoonerMartin?⚪AFC (@GALEAFORCE) June 19, 2018
— Shruti D (@DasGupta0103) June 20, 2018
— #EndSARS (@Anndelegend) June 19, 2018
— Josh the Gunner (@TorreiraAFC) June 19, 2018
Awesome. Leno transfer confirmed. Emery has no doubt analyzed the squad and determined that Wenger neglected the defense and keeper situation. Brilliant to see this kind of prioritizing at the club. We have a solid front & back and a midfield that is close already. #afc #Arsenal
— Rowesicky (@rowesicky) June 19, 2018
Bernd Leno is a decent addition for @Arsenal. Of course, he makes mistakes, but doesn’t every goalkeeper from time-to-time? For a good majority of the time he’s brilliant, and he’s definitely an improvement on Petr Čech and David Ospina, respectively. #AFC
— Daniel Hazell (@DanielHazell96) June 19, 2018
— Kevin Timoney (@KevTimoney) June 19, 2018
— Ryan (@_RyanAFC) June 19, 2018