Search

Arsenal sign Bernd Leno as Unai Emery reveals he’s ‘excited’ at landing Bayer Leverkusen goalkeeper

PUBLISHED: 20:17 19 June 2018 | UPDATED: 20:29 19 June 2018

Arsenal have signed Bernd Leno. CREDIT Arsenal FC

Arsenal have signed Bernd Leno. CREDIT Arsenal FC

Archant

German goalkeeper Bernd Leno has agreed to join Arsenal from Bayer Leverkusen.

The highly-rated 26-year-old joins Unai Emery’s overhaul of the Gunners squad.

He made more than 230 appearances for Leverkusen during seven years with the Bundesliga side.

Leno started his youth career at Stuttgart, before signing for Leverkusen in 2011, becoming the youngest goalkeeper to feature in a Champions League match at the age of just 19 years and 193 days against Chelsea.

He received his first senior international call-up three years ago and has won six caps for Germany.

Head coach Emery said: “We are very pleased he will be joining us.

“Bernd is a goalkeeper of high quality and experience. He has been a top performer and regular number one goalkeeper with Leverkusen in the Bundesliga for the past seven years.

“We are all excited that Bernd has chosen Arsenal Football Club and look forward to start working with him in pre-season.”

Leno’s shirt number will be announced in due course.

Latest Hampstead & Highgate Sports News

Yesterday, 21:15

Champions League Group B: Inter Milan 2 Tottenham Hotspur 1

Yesterday, 19:27

Sam Robson’s first century of the season saw Middlesex get the better of the opening day of their Specsavers County Championship match with Derbyshire at Lord’s.

Yesterday, 17:00

Centre-back Sean Cronin says Wingate & Finchley’s defenders are commited to improving their goal tally as much as their forwards, but admits it’s more imperative that they maintain a consistency with keeping clean sheets after recording their first shut-out of the campaign in Saturday’s 2-0 win over Merstham.

Yesterday, 15:00

The former Netherlands international has struggled since deputising for Hugo Lloris this month

Betfred League One: Workington Town 38 London Skolars 6

Yesterday, 12:00

Spurs will take on Inter Milan in a 5.55pm kick-off, but will be missing several key players

Yesterday, 11:49

Former Barcelona bigwig Raul Sanllehi has become ‘head of football’ at Arsenal after Ivan Gazidis confirmed his departure to AC Milan on Tuesday morning.

Yesterday, 11:00

North Londoners add to options in front row ahead of Gloucester clash

PROMOTED CONTENT

Looking to get your child interested in a sport? Allianz Park, home to rugby union team Saracens, welcomes people of all ages to join their family of supporters and discover how their core values Honesty, Discipline, Humility and Work Rate underpin everything they do off and on the pitch.

As part of a major refurb, the London Marriott Hotel Maida Vale has renamed its three new-look function rooms to reflect the geography and rich history of the area. The largest, perfect for weddings and large meetings, is named after a Hampstead subterranean river, The Westbourne.

Londoners seeking high quality houses for sale within easy commuting distance of the capital are being advised to look north to St Albans’ prestigious Gabriel Square development.

Newsletter Sign Up

Sign up to the following newsletters:

Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Our Privacy Policy

Most read Hampstead & Highgate sport

Show Job Lists

Digital Edition

cover

Enjoy the
Hampstead & Highgate Express
e-edition today

Subscribe

Education and Training

cover

Read the
Education and Training
e-edition today

Read Now