Last night after a lot of Arsenal fans had gone to bed their club tweeted a very early piece of team news. Unai Emery faced the media yesterday and one of the questions was whether or not Bernd leno would make his debut against Vorskla. Emery confirmed that the German would start and you can read the rest of his comments on the Arsenal website.
Who would you pick in goal against Vorskla? @UnaiEmery_ has revealed his decision
— Arsenal FC (@Arsenal) 19 September 2018
So far this season Bernd Leno has had to be very patient as he awaits his debut. Plenty of Arsenal fans have bee baffled by Emery’s reluctance to throw the German into first-team action and it’s made even more strange by the fact that Petr Cech, who has been the number one so far, hasn’t been all that convincing. Tonight will be a chance for Leno to lay down a marker and he’ll be keen to get a clean sheet to his name on his first start.
The German shot-stopper came over from Bayer Leverkusen with a glowing reputation and although he missed out on the Germany squad for the World Cup he will be desperate to play his way into the Arsenal team and then back into his national team. The Gunners have been eagerly anticipating the moment Leno starts and now they know it’s coming they’ll be very excited for their Europa League clash.
You can read The Gunners’ verdict on the Leno news here:
THE MOMENT WE HAVE BEEN WAITING FOR pic.twitter.com/2gL2doPQDR
— Eric (@EmperorEF) 19 September 2018
Best keeper itw is starting. None of that Cech nonsense
— Adnan (@LenoSZN) September 19, 2018
He said Leno is playing!
— Jack Simmons (@JackSimmons101) 19 September 2018
Leno my man must shine
— Nunurai Kembo (@0774364777) September 20, 2018
Finally! Big man’s gonna make a statement!
— Red (Lawts) (@VirtualLawts) 19 September 2018
I would pick Leno every weekend, too.
— Agim Ymeri (@merdode) September 19, 2018
Cech is good but it's time also to give a chance to Bernd Leno and what he is capable of doing.
— CYIZA B.J. Bertrand (@BertrandCyiza) September 20, 2018
The fans are buzzing to see that Leno’s starting and will be expecting big things from the German tonight.