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Bernd Leno Completes Move To Fulham

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Bernd Leno Completes Move To Fulham

Bernd Leno has this week completed a move to Fulham.

A statement from Arsenal has confirmed the permanent move:

"Since joining us from Bayer Leverkusen in June 2018, Bernd made 125 appearances for us in all competitions.

"During the 2020/21 season, the 30-year-old goalkeeper made 49 appearances, more than any other Arsenal player.

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"During the campaign, Bernd kept 16 clean sheets in all competitions and brought up his 100th Arsenal appearance in February 2021 in our 3-2 UEFA Europa League win over Benfica."

The statement continued:

"During his time with us, Bernd became a regular in the German national team set-up and was named in his country’s squad for Euro 2020.

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"In his debut season at Emirates Stadium, Bernd soon endeared himself to our supporters with some match-defining performances, notably with a series of world-class saves against Tottenham Hotspur, Manchester City and Leicester City.

"This form continued into his further seasons with us, where Bernd demonstrated his superb reactions and ability to produce the very best on the biggest stage.

"We thank you Bernd for your contribution to the club during your four years with us.

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"Everyone at Arsenal wishes Bernd and his family all the very best in their new chapter."

Leno was a fan favourite during his time at Arsenal, often getting the Gunners out of tricky situations.

The German leaves Arsenal with an FA Cup and a Community Shield to his name.

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His career with the Gunners unfortunately took a blow when Aaron Ramsdale arrived in 2021.

The younger goalkeeper took his opportunity in the starting XI and Mikel Arteta has not looked back.

While Leno is arguably the better shot-stopper, Ramsdale's ability with the ball at his feet is invaluable for Arsenal's build-up.

Matt Turner arrived earlier in the window and is expected to replace Leno as Arsenal's number two goalkeeper.

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Leno is one of many players expected to leave Arsenal this summer.

Featured Image Credit: Alamy

Topics: Arsenal, Bernd Leno, Aaron Ramsdale, Mikel Arteta, Fulham, Transfers

Evan Lloyd
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