Arsenal's Second Signing After Wenger Confirmed

Posted June 19, 2018

Leno has emerged as a prime target in recent weeks with widespread speculation suggesting that we've been in talks with Leverkusen and the Express claims that a £19.3m deal has now been agreed with the Bundesliga outfit.

"We are very pleased that Bernd Leno will be joining us", Emery told Arsenal's official website. "A great goalkeeper - we wish him all the best for the coming years at Arsenal".

Arsenal will confirm the signing of goalkeeper Bernd Leno on Tuesday.

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But Arsenal's pulling power means they have won the race for the goalkeeper and, according to German magazine Sport Bild, they will confirm his signing on Tuesday.

Arsenal's new boss Emery has lined up 26-year-old Leno, Sampdoria midfielder Lucas Torreira and Borussia Dortmund defender Sokratis Papastathopoulos with more talks ongoing with other targets.

Leno has spent the past seven seasons at Leverkusen, making 233 appearances for the Bundesliga club.

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Arsenal turned to Emery as their new manager after Arsene Wenger stood down following 22 seasons in charge of the Gunners.

Leno signed for Leverkusen in 2011 from Stuttgart and in September became the youngest goalkeeper to feature in a Champions League match at the age of just 19 years and 193 days, during a group-stage game against Chelsea.

He now has six caps to his name, but was overlooked for World Cup 2018 duty this summer.

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