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‘My time will come’ – 19m rated Gunners star said he will wait for his time

Bright Okafor

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Bernd Leno

The 26-year-old goalkeeper, Bernd Leno has said he is convinced his time in Arsenal would come after leaving Bayern Leverkusen to join the Gunners as a backup for his new manager Unai Emery.

Peter Czech who joined Arsenal under his former club manager still appears to be Emery’s favourite irrespective of the fact he needed a modern shot-stopper who equally has the ability to play from the back as part of his plans.

Leno feels he wasn’t signed for 19 million to be the second choice but he’s patiently waiting to be called up.

“Arsenal paid a lot of money for me, I received a good welcome. I won’t get crazy being on the bench” He said.

Former Czech Republic goalkeeper has not kept a clean sheet in the past three matches, conceding multiple goals against Manchester City and Chelsea. However, he has pulled great saves, including last-minute save from Robert Snodgrass in the first half which would have changed the phase of the second half against West Ham.

Even though Peter Czech struggles to lift himself as he used to: he is not ready to bow out of football. However, appearing physically fit may not change the manager’s choice, as it seems the introduction of the modern goalkeeper is imminent.

Leno was explicit when he said his style of play suits his manager and feels Arsenal were looking for that same style before contacting him.

He is poised to start in an early competition with Czech as the Europa cup and other club competition draws near.

Okafor Bright is a B.Eng holder of Petroleum Engineering who is passionate about sports, articles and content development.