Bernd Leno has swapped north for west London after becoming a member of Fulham this summer season (Image: Getty Photographs)
Bernd Leno says it was politics which led to him leaving Arsenal for Fulham this summer season, believing he was not dropped from the primary group attributable to his performances.
The German goalkeeper left the Emirates after 4 years with the membership over the summer season, transferring throughout London to hitch the newly-promoted aspect for a payment of round £8m.
Leno had spent his first three seasons at Arsenal because the beginning goalkeeper, however misplaced his place within the first group when Aaron Ramsdale arrived from Sheffield United initially of the 2021/22 marketing campaign.
The 30-year-old made simply eight appearances in all competitions over final season and understandably moved on to seek out extra first group alternatives elsewhere over the summer season, with the Qatar World Cup approaching quick.
Nonetheless, the previous Bayer Leverkusen man feels considerably slighted by his Arsenal exit, believing that it was not right down to poor performances that he was out of the Gunners group, however politics on the membership.
‘After I realised that it wasn’t about efficiency or high quality, I knew that I needed to go,’ Leno instructed Sport BILD.
‘In preparation, I noticed that it isn’t about efficiency, however solely about politics. It was clear to me: I needed to get out of right here.’
Leno fell out of first group competition below Arteta (Image: Getty Photographs)
Leno definitely appeared delighted to maneuver on earlier this summer season, turning into first selection at Fulham, the place he has already began 4 Premier League video games this season.
On transferring to Craven Cottage, he mentioned: ‘It feels superb to lastly be right here. I can’t wait to hitch the group, to coach and play with the group.
‘I’m relieved that the whole lot is finished. I’m simply blissful to be right here. It took slightly little bit of time however ultimately we made it, and that’s crucial factor.’
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