Bernd Leno is expected to leave Arsenal this summer, with the club open to offers for the 29-year-old, according to reports.
The Telegraph report that there’s uncertainty around the future of Bernd Leno, with many inside the club expecting the goalkeeper to leave Arsenal this summer.
Football.London claim Leno is keen on seeking a new challenge away from Arsenal, with the club open to offers for him. Both reports follow The Athletic’s claim in early May that Leno was one of at least five senior players Arsenal staff believed wanted out.
The possibility of a Leno departure would explain all the activity on potential goalkeeping incomings in the last few days. Mat Ryan has been linked with a comeback, and reports connected with Andre Onana are growing stronger every day.
Given Onana’s current suspension, Arsenal would need to sign one other goalkeeper if Leno left. But if Ryan joined as well, he could take up the role as first-choice until the end of the ban.
Arsenal have a couple of strong youth goalkeeper options, with Arthur Okonkwo (should he sign an extension) and Karl Hein also available to fill in. Runar Alex Runarsson is also at the club for now, though he’s another linked with a move away.
Leno has performed well for Arsenal, at times proving one of the club’s key players. But the Gunners are clearly starting to plan for the long-term future beyond the two years remaining on his deal.