Arsenal star Bernd Leno sends message to Emi Martinez after Man of the Match display against Liverpool

Bernd Leno’s spot was under threat (Picture: Getty)

Arsenal goalkeeper Bernd Leno insists he wasn’t worried about his spot during his injury lay-off, despite the fine performances from Emi Martinez.

The Argentine stopper filled in for Leno after he injured his knee in Arsenal’s second game back after the Premier League resumed in July.

Leno’s injury was a huge blow to Arsenal but Martinez’s performances were sensational and he helped the Gunners to win the FA Cup.

Many supporters were calling for the Argentine to be named Arsenal’s first choice but the Gunners sold him to Aston Villa for a fee of around £20million earlier this month.

Leno was instrumental in Arsenal’s Carabao Cup victory against Liverpool, making a string of fine saves in normal time and making two penalty stops in the shooutout win.

The German was asked about his competition with Martinez afterwards but he insists the club always viewed him as no1.

🗣”The club always gives me the feeling that I was the number 1, I am the number 1 and will be the number 1″

Bernd Leno is confident he’s number 1 for Arsenal

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