Arsenal goalkeeper Bernd Leno says always believed he was the club’s No 1 after a Carabao Cup performance that drew praise from both Mikel Arteta and Jurgen Klopp.
Emiliano Martinez impressed when he stepped in during Leno’s injury lay-off last term but was sold to Aston Villa this summer in a move that surprised many supporters.
That decision put the spotlight back on Leno, but after a man-of-the-match performance in the penalty shootout win over Liverpool, the German spoke of his enduring confidence in his credentials.
Asked if he had ever feared for his position, Leno told Sky Sports: “No. I’ve never feared it. The club always gave me the feeling I was the number one, I am the number one and will be the number one.