‘I want to repay the team with my performances’


Bernd Leno had another afternoon to remember on Sunday.

Just a week after his sensational performance against Tottenham Hotspur, our German keeper was at his best again, making a string of saves against Manchester United to preserve his clean sheet at Emirates Stadium.

The win lifts us above Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side and into the top four, but for now all Leno is focusing on is producing his best displays for the team.

“I think I’ve played a good season and of course I need time to get a feeling and adapt to the league and my new team,” he said.

“Goalkeeper is a special person and I think I’m now in a good moment. I will keep working over the last eight games to show my best performances and help the team. I think today I did the same like weeks before.

“The manager gave me the time and when I got the chance I played well, so he told me I’ll stay in the goal. I’m pleased to play for Arsenal and I want to give the club and the team something back with my performances.

“We are in the top four and now the other teams will wait for our mistakes,” Leno added. “We aren’t playing any of the top six teams so I think we can beat the other teams. I think the next game is against Newcastle and that’s another opportunity to win and stay in the top four.

“It was very important to beat United not only for the Premier League but for the game on Thursday so we don’t have so much pressure. The most important thing is the positive atmosphere and now everybody has confidence because at home we are very strong. I think Rennes saw this performance today so they will have respect to play at our stadium.”

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