Arsenal star says he won't regret joining the Gunners despite being on the bench
Bernd Leno has revealed that he is ready to wait for his chance to play for Arsenal. The German goalkeeper joined the Gunners this summer but has been on the bench.
Unai Emery has prefered to play Petr Cech over the former Bayer Leverkusen man. The Gooners have been begging for a change but the manager is happy with the Premier League legend and is expected to continue with him for the season.
Speaking to BILD (via ESPN), Leno said, “I am convinced my move was the right decision. Arsenal paid a lot of money for me, I received a good welcome.”
“I won’t get crazy over this [being on the bench]. It maybe takes a few weeks or months, but my time here will come. I’d love to play straight away. But I won’t lose my patience, the coach has shown me a clear plan and I believe in it. But sure: I always want to play and as soon as possible here.” added the goalkeeper.
Cech has made a couple of mistakes in the first three games but has made some tremendous saves as well. His save when one-on-one with Sergio Aguero was the highlight of his matches so far.
Emery's style of play does not suit Cech as he likes to take good long goal kicks. However, the manager wants him to pass the ball to the nearest defender and that is something Leno is better at doing.
Speaking about that, Leno said, “My style of play fits Unai Emery’s idea of play. He likes a high-positioned goalkeeper, who can also initiate play. That’s what the coach told me before the move, and again only recently. That’s my game. Arsenal were looking for a keeper for that.”