Arsenal’s Bernd Leno earns Germany call-up

Arsenal’s Bernd Leno & Germany

Arsenal goalkeeper Bernd Leno has earned a call-up to the German national squad for upcoming matches against Belarus and Estonia.

Both matches are Euro 2020 qualifiers.

Arsenal only kept eight clean sheets in the Premier League all season.

The Gunners only managed to record one league shutout on the road in 2018-19.

In total, Leno made 32 appearances in the league in his first season at Arsenal. He kept six clean sheets.

By contrast, Liverpool goalie Alisson won the Golden Glove with 21 clean sheets.

Germany squad confirmed

Goalies: Bernd Leno (Arsenal), Manuel Neuer (Bayern Munich), Kevin Trapp (Eintracht Frankfurt)

Defenders: Matthias Ginter (Borussia Mönchengladbach), Marcel Halstenberg, Lukas Klostermann (both RB Leipzig), Jonas Hector (1st FC Cologne ), Thilo Kehrer (Paris Saint-Germain), Nico Schulz (TSG Hoffenheim), Niklas Stark (Hertha BSC), Niklas Süle (Bayern Munich), Jonathan Tah (Bayer 04 Leverkusen)

Midfield / Strikers: Julian Brandt, Kai Havertz ( both Bayer 04 Leverkusen), Julian Draxler (Paris Saint-Germain), Serge Gnabry, Leon Goretzka, Joshua Kimmich (all FC Bayern Munich), Ilkay Gundogan, Leroy Sané (Manchester City), Marco Reus (Borussia Dortmund), Timo Werner ( RB Leipzig).


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No room for Mario Gotze

Other points of interest in the German squad include the return of PSG playmaker Julian Draxler to the squad.

Cologne left-back Jonas Hector has also been recalled by coach Jogi Low.

Borussia Dortmund’s Mario Gotze, a German World Cup winner, however, was omitted.

On the injury front, Barcelona shot-stopper Marc-Andre ter Stegen (knee) and Real Madrid’s Toni Kroos (muscle problems) miss out.

Also see: Didier Deschamps explains Arsenal striker Lacazette’s absence from France squad.

Why Arsenal’s Henrikh Mkhitaryan is out of the Europa League final vs Chelsea.

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