Bernd Leno: Chosen One

Discussion in 'Arsenal Talk' started by Marjorie, Aug 18, 2020.

  1. El Granit-Coq

    El Granit-Coq Well-Known Member

    Damn bro, 100hours seems dreadful, hope you are keeping your mental health and physical health well as you go along!

    Top post and echoes my sentiments on the GK situation. I remember you shedding some light on Leno when he joined with people questioning him constantly.

    Comparing Fabianski and Martinez is quite fitting, great goal keepers who can have absolute worldies but never really meant to be the number 1 at a top club. Martinez has been a loyal player for the club and its actually amazing he has had the chance to be a starter elsewhere. He took his chance brilliantly but putting Leno down to elevate him has been grinding my gears since his purple patch started.
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  2. Macho

    Macho Not Here For The Athletic's BS Trusted

    Didn't help that Lehman who was around the club at the time, kinda buried Leno.


    This wasn't even the quote I remember, so it must have been more than once. I remember Lehman on tv saying Bernd "wasn't ready" shortly after he arrived at the club.

    On a side note, interesting how Emery had been trying to get these guys to play from the back from time ago. Arteta's execution way better but I am sure Leno helps with that unlike Cech.
  3. El Granit-Coq

    El Granit-Coq Well-Known Member

    Tbh most of what he said was already touched upon when he first joined.

    We knew he was error prone and had to step up to play in the PL. Lehman didn't really say anything that someone who liked Leno before he joined us wasn't aware of.

    If you look at the thread when he joined, I pointed out something similar and Toby who follows the Bundesliga a lot more added a lot of insight into what to expect in his first season.
  4. drippin

    drippin Well-Known Member

    I hope people can finally let go of Martinez. They tried to keep him, but Martinez deserved to get his chance at being clear #1 in EPL.

    "on whether choosing Leno as his first choice and letting Emi leave has been the hardest decision of his managerial career so far...

    Well, there's been many challenges since I joined the club! Obviously that one was tough but before that, as you can imagine, there were some conversations in the background about things developing in one way. So I knew what was going to happen with Emi. I had many discussions with him and I think we all finished in really good terms and we decided that Bernd was going to be the starter.

    on what convinced him that Bernd was the long-term option...

    I was very clear with both of them that it wasn't a #1 and a #2 and that they had to compete for the place like any other position in the team. To be fair, Bernd was superb before he got injured at Brighton and Emi was absolutely excellent with all of the games that he played and how much he helped us as well with winning the trophies. But at the end of the day, that created a big competition, some big expectations from both of them and we had to deal with that. We were really open, trying to have those discussions and at the end, Emi had a really good offer, really well-suited to what he wants to achieve long-term and short-term and we allowed him to leave the club."

  5. razörist

    razörist Soft With The Ladies, Hard With The Mes

    Trusted forums?
  6. Toby Andrl

    Toby Andrl Part Time Stuttgart Fan Trusted

    This place's Illuminati.
  7. REWB

    REWB Active Member

    Martinez is better. period
  8. EmeryCouldnt

    EmeryCouldnt Well-Known Member

  9. El Granit-Coq

    El Granit-Coq Well-Known Member

    Compared to Aston Villas GKs he is.
  10. Beksl

    Beksl Sell All The Youngsters

    Shaky tonight. Poor distribution at times as well, hopefully it's just rustiness.
  11. Tir Na Nog

    Tir Na Nog In Big Trouble If He Speaks

    I just have that bad feeling his nonsense from crosses is gonna cost us like the Chelsea game last season at some point at a crucial stage.
  12. razörist

    razörist Soft With The Ladies, Hard With The Mes

    Yeah I’m sorry, you can feel his shakiness go through the defense. Wish we kept Emi. Nothing we can do about it now.
  13. Pop Tart

    Pop Tart Well-Known Member

    I thought he was shaky to tonight, been a great keeper so far but I hope we don't regret the EMI sale
  14. Arsenal1508

    Arsenal1508 Mods are unethical! Ozil, come assist me please!

    His frame is too lightweight to deal with crosses, so he stays in his goal. This invites pressure.

    Good shot stopper, but does not have physical presence of a goalie.
  15. NieThePiet

    NieThePiet Loves Overhyping Our Rivals

    will you moan about this every game now?
  16. dka91

    dka91 Well-Known Member

    He swept well and also got down really well to one of West Ham's chances probably stopping up from conceding.

    But really needs to work on his dominance. The guy's 6'3 so he's not a midget.
  17. pigge

    pigge Wishes Wrestling Fans Liked Him

    Hasnt been playing for a while. He will come.back
  18. truth_hurts

    truth_hurts Well-Known Member

    Howler, but this is rare from Leno.
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  19. Pop Tart

    Pop Tart Well-Known Member

    Depends if we escape with a win all the time.
  20. Raicore

    Raicore Active Member

    my God I'm shaking..Emi definitely is the better atm but we already sold him. Just sad

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