Arsenal have officially entered the post-Wenger era and Unai Emery has been chosen to take on the reigns of this club during this highly important ‘transition phase’.
The Gunners have been linked with good players in the transfer window, players that play at positions that require quick reinforcements at the Emirates.
Stephan Lichtsteiner, who helped Switzerland get that all important draw against Brazil in the World Cup yesterday has been drafted in primarily because of the experience he would bring as a right-back.
After that initial defensive recruitment, Arsenal have now turned their heads towards securing that goalkeeping position for the next few years.
Bernd Leno, the Bayer Leverkusen shot stopper was identified as the top goalkeeping target and the Arsenal management seem to have delivered, and Bayer Leverkusen have posted that their goalkeeper has now joined Arsenal with immediate effect
Thanks for all of your hard work and dedication, Bernd! We wish you all the best in this next phase of your career! ⚫❤ pic.twitter.com/8QGL6LBv0e
— Bayer 04 Leverkusen (@bayer04_en) June 19, 2018
Petr Cech’s age and erratic performances have raised questions about his prowess as Arsenal’s number 1 and hence the Gunners needed to be on the lookout for a new goalkeeper.
And it seems like they have found the perfect one in Leno. He has been Leverkusen’s number 1 for the past 7 seasons but sadly isn’t on that plane to Russia with so much existing competition.
Leno will become Arsenal’s second signing this summer and is expected to sign a long-term contract with the club.
Arsenal will now turn their attention to centre back and midfield reinforcements that they need, with their scouts also keeping an eye out on the World cup performances by target players.