Pic- Done deal: Arsenal complete signing of ace – Not Sokratis /Torreira


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Arsenal have completed the signing of German goalkeeper Bernd Leno from Bayer Leverkusen.

It is understood that the Gunners have invested €22m (£19.2m/$25m) in a new No. 1, with Unai Emery moving to strengthen the squad inherited from Arsene Wenger.

Leno, 26, brings immediate competition for the starting spot and most likely means Arsenal will sell one of their two previous goalkeepers — Cech or Colombia international David Ospina — though it remains unclear which one will have to give way.

Ospina has been linked with a move to Turkey, while reports in Italy have claimed Napoli would be interested in taking Cech on loan.

Leno has featured in 304 games for Bayern Leverkusen since he joined from Vfb Stuttgart in 2012, keeping 100 clean sheets.

This wasn’t enough to earn him a space in Joachim Loew’s World Cup squad but let’s wait and see if he makes it in to Germany’s squad since he’s now at Arsenal, arguably a bigger club than Leverkusen.

He now Leno becomes Unai Emery’s second signing as he has secured the services of Stephan Lichtsteiner and are scheduled to announce Sokratis Papastathopoulos on the 1st of July.


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