After joining the Gunners this summer from Bayer Leverkusen, the German stopper was expected to become new manager Unai Emery’s first choice between the sticks come the beginning of the season. However, the vastly more experienced Petr Cech has been given the starting spot, despite doubts from fans and pundits over his form.
Arsenal are yet to keep a clean sheet this season, only registering their first win after coming from 1-0 down to beat West Ham
He seems calm and composed at the situation however, telling Sport Bild (via Metro): “
“It may take a few weeks or months, but my time here will come.”
Leno was one of many new additions to Emery’s squad during the summer window, with the Spaniard aiming to reshape the image of an Arsenal squad that had stagnated under Arsene Wenger. In signing Leno, he’s picked up a player who made 38 appearances for Bayer Leverkusen last season.
After Leno’s comments, Arsenal fans quickly shared their opinion over their preference between Cech and Leno; here are some of the best:
RIDICULOUS decision not to start him especially in last game
— Brian Brexit Fuller (@bigblackpoolbri) August 29, 2018
We should be playing him end off
— Theo Grant (@Grant6Theo) August 29, 2018
Third of the transfer budget on a player who we haven’t even used yet , JOKE
— J Fernandes (@fernandes_205) August 29, 2018