Bernd Leno suffers horrific injury during Brighton vs Arsenal

first_imgBernd Leno suffers horrific injury during Brighton vs Arsenal Advertisement Advertisement Bernd Leno was seen raging at Neal Maupay after the Arsenal goalkeeper suffered a serious injury (Picture: BT Sport)Leno was replaced by Emiliano Martinez, Arsenal’s longest serving player, and the Argentine was immediately pressed into action when he was forced to dive low to his right and keep out Aaron Mooy’s rasping low drive.Mikel Arteta made five changes to his side following Wednesday’s defeat at Manchester City during which he lost January recruit Pablo Mari to a season ending ankle injury.More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing ArsenalGranit Xhaka is also set to miss the next few weeks after sustaining an injury against City, while Sokratis Papastathopouls, Calum Chambers and Cedric Soares were not fit enough to be included in the squad which travelled to Brighton. Leno signed for Arsenal in the summer of 2018 from Bayer Leverkusen for a fee of £19.2million. He had to bide his time and wait to make his Premier League debut with Petr Cech the incumbent No.1 but is now firmly established as Mikel Arteta’s first choice.MORE: Mikel Arteta makes five changes as Mesut Ozil returns to Arsenal squad for Brighton clashMORE: Roy Hodgson expects bids to come in for Arsenal transfer target Wilfried Zaha Metro Sport ReporterSaturday 20 Jun 2020 3:46 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link1.1kShares Comment Bernd Leno suffered a serious leg injury during Arsenal’s Premier League game against Brighton (Picture: Getty)Arsenal goalkeeper Bernd Leno suffered a horrific injury during Saturday’s Premier League game against Brighton. The Germany international landed awkwardly on his right leg collecting an innocuous looking pass under a challenge from Neal Maupay.As he collected the ball, Leno attempted to ensure he remained inside his penalty area but twisted and sustained what is almost certainly an injury that will keep him out for the rest of the season. The 28-year-old, the only rival to Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang for the club’s player of the season accolade, was heard screaming in agony before the physios were able to attend to him and provide oxygen.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTAs he left the field of play on a stretcher eight minutes before half-time he was seen sitting up and directing a volley of abuse in the direction of Maupey who was protesting his innocence.last_img

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