30/09/2021; 11:50 AM By : Steven D. Thompson
Arsenal goalkeeper could consider leaving the club given the current situation of things as it stands. The German has been the club’s no 1 since he joined from Bayer Leverkusen in 2018. While he has been decent in his own right, he has also been involved in a number of high-profile errors.
Regardless, Leno has been able to keep the no 1 spot as his own, and his presence even forced Emiliano Martinez to look elsewhere and eventually join Aston Villa.
In a bid to replace Martinez and get a backup goalkeeper for Leno, Arsenal signed Ramsdale from relegated Sheffield over the summer. Given the fact that the Gunners were willing to spend up to 30m on a relegated goalkeeper as ‘backup’, the reaction to the news was expected.
Arsenal fans expressed their disappointment at such a move on social media, and some even dubbed it the worst signing in the club’s history (before Ramsdale even made his debut).
Fast forward to the present, and those fans have been made to eat their words. Ramsdale has been simply phenomenal and has even now gone above Leno in the pecking order.
What a leap from Ramsdale. What a signing pic.twitter.com/f9y5zJvaKy— P™ (@SemperFiArsenal) September 26, 2021
In all of the games he hasd for the Gunners, Ramsdale has only conceded once, and that came in the club’s 3-1 derby victory over Tottenham last weekend.
With little to no game time at the moment, Leno says he might be open to a new challenge if the current situation doesn’t change.
In Arsenal’s last four games, Leno hasd only once, and that came in the 3-0 victory over Wimbledon in the Carabao Cup. Since joining the club, Leno has not featured for the Gunners this early in that competition. The fact that he could only manage a start in that competition simply showed he was down the pecking order at the moment.
Reflecting on his current lack of game time in an interview with Bild, Leno says he is still happy at Arsenal and has not decided to leave for now. However, he did add that should his current ‘exile’ go on much longer, he could be forced to consider an exit from the club even as early as January.
Should Leno decide to leave Arsenal, the reality is that a lot of clubs will be eager to get him in their ranks. As it stands, the German is already being linked with a move to Inter, but they are only rumours so far, and we’ll have to see how that story develops.
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