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What’s the latest on Bernd Leno’s injury?

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As soon as Bernd Leno went down injured in the first half at Brighton, it looked worrying.

Our German goalkeeper ended up being stretchered off with his right leg in a brace, but what is the latest on his fitness?

This is what Mikel Arteta said afterwards:

on Neal Maupay’s challenge on Bernd Leno…
I believe that no player has the intention to hurt anybody and I believe in this case it’s exactly the same, it was unfortunate. Bernd’s injury doesn’t look good and we will have to assess him probably tomorrow, but it can happen on a football pitch. It’s a knee injury, I think he had a hyperextension of the knee and we have to assess the damage.

on Bernd Leno's injury...
We don't know [the full extent]. He was in a lot of pain but we will have to wait until tomorrow to see how bad the damage is.

on if Leno's injury impacted our players' performance...
No, I don't think that's the case because a lot of things happened afterwards, we scored the goal and we had more than enough opportunities to put the game to bed so we can't use it as an excuse.

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