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Picture: Bernd Leno looks perfect in an Arsenal Jersey if he completes move

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German goalkeeper drops huge Arsenal hint

Bayer Leverkusen goalkeeper Bernd Leno has dropped a major hint about links to Arsenal. The German shotstopper liked an Instagram post linking him with a move to Arsenal, meaning that there is increasing possibility of him moving to the Premier League.

New boss, Unai Emery has made getting a new goalkeeper to offer competition to Petr Cech, who has not been at his imperious best in the last few months. He has been heavily linked with a £22m move to the Emirates Stadium, and this latest development means that Arsenal tabs can be confident of the club getting their man.

The view of the club is that a new goalkeeper comes in to understudy Cech, who is in the final year of his contract with the Gunners, and then take over as the new number 1 when the former Chelsea man leaves North London. Leno us a player that is highly regarded in business native Germany, but still finds himself third choice with the national team behind Manuel Neuer and Marc-Andre ter Stegen.

A Premier League move could put him more on the radar, as players have developed into international prominence with consistent displays in the Premier League.

Teamberndleno’ posted the transfer rumour, which originally came from German publication, Kicker. The outlet have claimed Leno has been in London to secure a deal recently. He had been linked to a move to Napoli in 2017, though his club failed to sanction a move as they had not gotten a replacement for the 26-year-old.

The arrival of Lukas Hradecky from Eintracht Frankfurt means that they can afford to let him go. He joined Leverkusen in 2011 and has a release clause of about £22m in his contract. Here’s how Bernd will look in an Arsenal jersey if he completes move to Arsenal.

Bernd Leno pictured in an Arsenal shirt

Leno is a 6ft 3in goalkeeper that is known for his ball playing abilities, shotstopping and command of his area. In his seven years with Leverkusen, he has made 304 appearances after moving from Stuttgart.

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