If the goalkeeper is Arsenal's biggest problem, then Mikel Arteta is a miracle of a coach. At the beginning of the season, the Spanish strategist changed the keeper of the net, showed confidence in the newcomer from Sheffield United, Aaron Ramsdale, and recorded several victories after a disastrous start, although it is difficult to escape the impression that all other lines of the team are functioning flawlessly just because they changed a goalkeeper.
Bernd Leno lost the place of the first goalkeeper, who seems disappointed with Arteta's choice. "There is no clear reason why I was removed. It just seems to me that it has nothing to do with my releases. Arteta is the coach, he decides, and for me, it is difficult, of course ", Leno complains, who, despite everything, is still a regular on the national team lists.
It has been four years since Leno signed for the Gunners and in many cases, he has done the job satisfactorily, which is why he is surprised to move to the bench. "When I arrived, I was the second choice, behind Petr Cech.
I wasn't on the goal in the first few games. Suddenly, I got a chance and was the first team player so far, I registered exactly 100 Premier League matches. I want to learn from that example. "
Before the start of the season, he could not even assume that his status would change.
Although Ramsdale was brilliant in Sheffield and reached the England national team, the former Bayer Leverkusen member was expected to retain his position. "To be honest, I'm not surprised by Ramsdale's arrival.
Not even at a price of almost 30,000,000 euros. It may seem like a huge amount of money for German circumstances, however, as strange as it may sound, it is normal in England to pay goalkeepers that much ", reminds Leno, for whose compensation Arsenal paid 25,000,000 euros to Leverkusen His contract expires in 2023, and as it is rumored, the situation is being monitored by Milan's Inter, in search of a successor to Samir Handanović, considering that the Slovenian has entered the final year of cooperation with the Nerazzurri.
Leno is a phenomenal goalkeeper and certainly, Inter would be happy with his arrival. It is obvious that the relationship between Leno and Arteta is not at a very good level, which will certainly further affect Leno's desire to change the environment.
For now, there is still no information related to their relationship, but it is obvious that if Leno continues to be a reserve goalkeeper, he will soon look for a new team.