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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

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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.


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