Leno began the 2021/22 campaign as Arsenal’s no.1 shot-stopper, with then new signing Aaron Ramsdale expected to play back up to the German.
However, Leno was swiftly dropped by Mikel Arteta after the opening three games of the season. The Gunners lost three on the bounce, shipping nine goals in the process.
From then on, Ramsdale has cemented himself as Arsenal’s no.1 goalkeeper, with Leno only making a further five appearances in the remainder of 2021/22.
So, when the 2022 summer transfer window opened, it was not too surprising to see Leno leave the club in search of first-team football.
The former Bayer Leverkusen keeper has now joined Fulham.
And now, Ramsdale has opened up on replacing the German:
“This was Bernd Leno, this is an international goalkeeper who’s been outstanding for the past three years.
“And it wasn’t his fault that the team were losing games. So it wasn’t just: ‘he’s having a stinker, I’m in’. He was still performing very, very well. And I just had the opportunity to get in. And I knew when I got my chance, I just had to stay there. Some of his saves he’s making, I can’t do that.”