‘Sell in January’, ‘woeful’ – Arsenal star slammed for display against Brentford

By on September 27, 2018


It seems some Arsenal fans weren’t impressed with Bernd Leno’s performance during our 3-1 victory over Brentford in the third round of the Carabao Cup last night.

Supporters were excited when Arsenal splashed around £22m to sign the German goalkeeper from Bayer Leverkusen in the summer as it seemed like we’d finally got our hands on a new number one with Petr Cech’s form slowly declining in recent years.

However, Unai Emery decided to stick with Cech as his first choice goalkeeper and to be fair the Czech legend has stepped up his game and produced some excellent performances so far this season.

Leno made his debut during last weeks Europa League clash with Vorskla as we kicked off the group stages with a win but the 26-year-old failed to keep a clean sheet after conceding two late – albeit excellent – goals.

The German keeper was given another chance to impress in the League Cup last night but he almost got off to a nightmare start after making a mess of a routine back-pass which almost resulted in an own goal.

Leno settled in to the game and it was his pass that led to the second goal but once again he failed to keep a clean sheet after conceding a 20-yard free-kick to Alan Judge. It was a fine strike but many fans were unimpressed by Leno’s attempts to save it and they’ve taken to social media to voice their concerns over the goalkeeper.

Some have blasted Leno as ‘woeful’ and questioned his ‘awful’ positioning for the Brentford goal while one fan even called for Emery to sell the keeper in January. Another went one step further and claimed Leno is worse than David Ospina!

I think it’s far too early to be making judgement’s yet as Leno will need time to adjust to life at Arsenal and I actually thought he had a steady game expect for the dodgy backpass last night.

However, others disagree. Check out what they’ve been saying here: