Bernd Leno Looking To Take Advantage Of Petr Cech’s Absence

By The Editor
on 1st October 2018

Bernd Leno was brought in following Cech’s hamstring injury and is looking to keep his place…


 

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Arsenal goalkeeper Bernd Leno is hoping to capitalise on Petr Cech’s misfortunate injury after he the Czech legend was forced off against Watford with a hamstring injury, Goal.com reports.

Leno, who was signed from Bayer Leverkusen for approximately £20m, was expected to start the season as our No.1 given that his qualities seemed to align with that of Unai Emery’s.

The 26-year-old is quick off his line and can also play out from the back with his feet, a feature he’s worked on for years at his former club.

However, our new head coach shocked many when Cech was handed the reins to start between the sticks, further enhanced by the fact that he changed his jersey to the No.1 shirt.

It led many fans wondering whether Leno was actually any good if he was unable to displace an ageing Cech – despite the legend’s impressive start to the season.

We got our answer on Saturday after the German international was introduced for his first Premier League appearance as Cech hobbled off with a hamstring knock.

He kept us in the game with a stunning stop from Troy Deeney and marshalled his box well, while also ensuring fans that they need not worry when the ball is at his feet.

And, with Cech set to undergo a period of rehab, Leno is ready to stake his claim.

“It is a big chance for me,” Leno was quoted as saying.

“I don’t want to say it wrong that I am happy for Petr to be injured. I think always it is a bad feeling, so I feel sorry for him.

“But, now I have more opportunities to play and I will concentrate on the games.”



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