‘Pure class!’ – What Bernd Leno did after Leeds United clash has got Arsenal fans talking



Arsenal goalkeeper Bernd Leno surprised a young fan in the crowd after he helped guide the Gunners to the quarter-finals of the Carabao Cup on Tuesday night.

The 29-year-old has seen little game time since the introduction of Aaron Ramsdale to the first-team, with the summer arrival impressing many Arsenal fans with his performances.

But while the Germany international has since been restricted to rare cameos in the cup competition, he impressed with a range of saves needed to deny Leeds United on Tuesday, as well as his passing on the ball.

The goalkeeper debate has been one that has raged on for Gunners boss Mikel Arteta and while he has opted for Ramsdale in recent weeks, he is far from guaranteed his place. Speaking in September, the Spaniard said: “What I said to the goalkeepers in the last two or three years is that we don’t want to do that (make assurances).

“What we want to do is empower performance and ask them to train, behave and play in the best possible way.

“How can I guarantee somebody to do something? It wouldn’t make sense with what we are demanding them to do.”

But while his place is not guaranteed, Leno has earned plenty of supporters among the Arsenal fanbase for what he did after the game against Leeds.

After Arsenal cruised to victory, Leno made a classy gesture, with the goalkeeper making his way towards a young fan in the home end.

As seen on Twitter, the goalkeeper made his way towards a young fan who had a sign asking for the shot-stopper’s shirt, which Leno duly gave to the youngster.

Understandably, this went down well with plenty of Arsenal fans, as can be seen from the responses on social media.

Joseph @jxseph77 said: “Makes me happy, makes me smile.

Mike Schneider @schneidermike said: “LENOX!!!! Pure class he is. We’ve got the best tandem in the league.”

Optimistic Gooner @gooner_ollie added: “Brilliant from Leno.”

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The victory against Marcelo Bielsa’s side means that Arsenal progressed into the quarter-finals of the League Cup, the round they reached last season before they were knocked out 4-1 by Manchester City.

The draw will take place on Saturday, October 30 during the live broadcast of Soccer AM. The Gunners will face one of; Tottenham, Liverpool, Chelsea, West Ham, Leicester, Brentford or Sunderland.

Holders Manchester City were knocked out by West Ham, meaning there will be a new winner this season.





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