Bernd Leno Furiously Shouts At Neal Maupay After Being Stretched Off At Brighton
Bernd Leno furiously clashed with Neal Maupay after being stretchered off with a serious knee injury during Brighton vs. Arsenal.
Leno landed awkwardly after colliding with Maupay and the German keeper was heard screaming in agony.
The Arsenal stopper received treatment before leaving the pitch on a stretcher and as he departed the game, he angrily yelled at the Brighton striker.
Leno was subsequently replaced by Emiliano Martinez in the 40th minute.
Best wishes, Bernd - that didn't look good :pensive:
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- Arsenal (@Arsenal) June 20, 2020
Fans on social media debated whether Maupay was to blame for Leno's horror injury.
Hi @FA could you explain why no action was taken on @nealmaupay18 ? Maupay clearly initiated his jump AFTER @Bernd_Leno caught the ball. pic.twitter.com/MWcMJVFHTO
- JF (@TwoFourFours) June 20, 2020
Oh this is just unbelievable. Replay looks awful. So sad for Leno. The Arsenal keeper screams at Maupay as he is stretchered past him. Understandably furious. Totally needless challenge. Martinez on.
- Charles Watts (@charles_watts) June 20, 2020
Leno's got every right to be furious with Maupay. Brighton man had no chance of winning that & knew that. These are the dangers of challenging someone who has already left the ground. This is also why 'keepers sometimes do that awful thing of leading with knee/studs when leaping.
- Rupert Fryer (@Rupert_Fryer) June 20, 2020
"Good on Leno for correctly making the point to Maupay. If you're going in for a ball that you aren't getting to then you're risking injuring someone, that's on you," one social media user wrote.
A second tweeted: "Leno had already caught the ball before Maupay made contact. He is the sole reason Leno got injured there, can completely understand Leno's anger."
A third argued: "That's not on from Leno. Making Maupay feel awful for challenging a ball he had every right to go for."
Maupay went onto score Brighton's match winner deep into stoppage time to secure a 2-1 victory over Arsenal.