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Bernd Leno thanks duo for Arsenal transfer advice

Bernd Leno thanks duo for Arsenal transfer advice

Leno: Arsenal's new goalkeeper

Arsenal goalkeeper Bernd Leno has reserved special praise for Mesut Ozil and Shkodran Mustafi after speaking to the German international duo prior to making a move to the Emirates Stadium. Bernd Leno is expected to become Arsenal's number 1 goalkeeper in the coming months.

Leno had been in conversations with many clubs prior to his move from Bayer Leverkusen, but ultimately opted to make a move to the Premier League and join Arsenal.

The keeper revealed that he spoke to his German compatriots Ozil and Mustafi prior to the move.

Leno quipped: "I loved my time at Leverkusen and I was living my dream. 

I had played for Germany too and to be honest I didn’t think things could get much better, but then I found out that Arsenal were interested in me.

"I was very excited and very nervous too because Arsenal is such a big club with a big history and great fans.

"Playing in the Premier League was a very exciting prospect for me too, and fortunately I already knew a few of the players.

"I’ve known Musti for about 10 or 11 years because we grew up together in the youth national teams, the under-17s through to the under-21s.

"I had played with Mesut for Die Mannschaft too, and I also knew Granit, Auba and Micki from the Bundesliga, so it’s funny to see us all together at Arsenal now."