Summer signing, Bernd Leno, has confessed that he is frustrated at the lack of opportunities that has come his way since he signed for the Gunners from Bayer Leverkusen.
New Arsenal manager, Unai Emery, took the initiative to purchase the German shotstopper in a deal worth £19 million. However, Leno has not been the preffered choice for the Spanish manager, and is playing back-up to Arsenal star Petr Cech, who has started all the five Premier League games so far.
Nevertheless, the 26-year-old made his much-awaited debut for Arsenal in their Europa League encounter against Vorskla Poltava, where the Gunners won 4-2. However, Petr Cech is still likely to replace Leno for the weekend clash against Everton.
— Mirror Football (@MirrorFootball) September 21, 2018
Spoke to Bernd Leno after #afc’s win over Vorskla. Says he’s frustrated by having to wait for his debut but insists he’s keeping calm as Emery says the No1 spot is up for grabs. Story here: https://t.co/4C6viVdhIR
— James Olley (@JamesOlley) September 21, 2018
“I came to the club to play every game,” said Leno
“But I think to move to a bigger club, another country, it needs maybe a little bit of time. It is a bit frustrating but I keep calm and work very hard to improve.
“The coach always makes the starting XI because of the performance.
“I think it could change, not every week, but he will change a lot. He didn’t say the League is Petr’s competition and the Europa League is mine. I will work every day hard to play more games.
“I came for the Premier League. I think it is the best. The Bundesliga is good but the Premier League is better, so I will look forward to playing any time in the Premier League.
“I think the two goals at the end, we were not concentrated enough, but at the end of the day we played a good game.” he added.