Leno needs out
Bernd Leno divides opinion on the Emirates stadium. Most well-liked to Emiliano Martinez, who Arsenal bought to Aston Villa in the summertime of 2020, the German has endured a season symbolic of Arsenal’s, tough and disappointing.
Martinez, in the meantime, has wowed Villa followers with some sensible performances, saving them a whopping seven objectives within the course of in keeping with fb.ref.
Leno isn’t any slouch on this division both, having saved over 4 objectives. Nevertheless, errors have plagued the German’s recreation, each with shot-stopping and distribution, most not too long ago letting a tame Richarlison shot squirm by way of his physique in a 1-0 defeat to Everton.
And in latest weeks it has emerged that the German shot-stopper may very well be contemplating his Arsenal future. With simply two years left on his present deal, Arsenal would want to maneuver the goalie on this summer time in the event that they needed to recoup something close to the £25 million that they paid Bayern Leverkusen for his providers.
Bernd Leno has 2 years left on his contract and there’s no indication he needs to increase. This can be a golden alternative for Arsenal to not solely make some revenue to re-invest, but in addition emerge higher within the goalkeeping division by way of high quality.
— LTArsenal™ (@ltarsenal) June 1, 2021
Ajax’s Andre Onana is the person that Arsenal are regarded as focusing on if they will offload Leno. In accordance with journalist Fabrizio Romano, the membership have been in talks with Onana’s representatives since January, and have expressed a really severe curiosity in making the transfer occur this summer time.
– Arsenal are in direct contact wih his brokers since January.
– Definitive suspension interval will probably be key to know Onana’s future.
– Not possible to carry Szczesny again, NO probability.
— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) June 1, 2021
Arsenal followers will probably be relieved to see that Onana compares favourably to Leno throughout most departments in keeping with smarterscout, though he lacks a number of the German’s command of his space and skill to assert crosses.
🔴 LENO v ONANA 🔴
Onana is a extra lively GK, taking the ball ahead way more, passing extra aggressively, and disrupting extra opposition performs – no less than within the Eredivisie.
— smarterscout (@smarterscout) June 1, 2021
One factor that Leno has been accused of by followers, nevertheless, is enjoying his facet into hazard. Onana is best along with his ft, one thing that Arteta values extremely, whereas the Cameroonian remains to be simply 25 years previous, which means that he may very well be in between the posts for the Gunners for the very best a part of a decade.
Hinges on his attraction
The massive downside to Onana is that presently he can’t play soccer. The goalkeeper was suspended for 12 months in February 2021 for having taken banned substances, though he has appealed the choice. If, as anticipated, his ban is shortened and even overturned, he would develop into a really viable possibility for the Gunners.
As Arsenal correspondent Charles Watts reported final month, Onana may very well be out there for as little as £7m as a result of his contract expiring in 2022.
Arsenal are desirous about Ajax goalkeeper Andre Onana. First contact made in January, state of affairs is difficult by Onana’s 12-month doping ban, however his attraction in June will probably be key.
Full story 👇https://t.co/CNtnmdSt0q
— Charles Watts (@charles_watts) Might 7, 2021
With Bernd Leno nonetheless valued at £22.5 million in keeping with Transfermarkt, Arsenal have the chance to swap their first-choice goalkeepers, and make a revenue within the course of.
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