Arsenal fans have reacted to new signing Bernd Leno’s first performance for the club. Leno started in goal on Thursday evening in Arsenal’s 4-2 win in the Europa League over Ukrainian side Vorskla.
Gunners fans expected the 6ft 3in tall 26-year-old to get the nod ahead of Petr Cech at the start of the season but Cech has been captaining the side in all five of their Premier League matches so far.
Leno looked comfortable with the ball at his feet on Thursday, although he wasn’t really tested until the final 15 minutes of the game. Despite conceding two goals in that final stage of the game, the club’s fans have continued their support for the German, saying he should be used in the Premier League as well.
Cech has been struggling to adapt to manager Unai Emery’s tactics of playing out from the back, where as Leno looks as if he is used to playing that style of football.
Here are some of the Twitter reactions by Arsenal fans, following Thursday night’s match:
Can’t judge him for conceding these 2 goals no GK could’ve saved them, but I like his passing and speed
— ahmad mohiy (@ahmadmohiy) September 21, 2018
He did really good. I will start him ahead of Cech from now on. He looked so comfortable with the ball at his feet. However, he wasn’t really tested because of the opposition but he should play ahead of Cech.
— Emmanuel (@mannyking20) September 21, 2018
Leno’s distribution > Cech’s distribution
— Miscellaneous_Maestro (@Misc_Maestro) September 21, 2018
Good debut. Couldn’t have saved the 2 belters we conceded. Needs more games to up his confidence.
— Aditya (@Aditya_UG) September 21, 2018
— Brendon (@Brendon16810755) September 21, 2018
It’s time Leno started Premier League games now… Cech is a wonderful guy and has been a star for years but the team needs youth and speed!
— Sonny Ray (@rayabhishek23) September 21, 2018
Bernd Leno was good
2 unstoppable goals not his fault
He’s so comfortable with playing out from the back
— AKASH VIJAY (@akashvellalloor) September 21, 2018