Bernd Leno had already gone into the season’s stoppage as seemingly one of the most popular members of the current Arsenal squad amongst the fans.
The goalkeeper has been outstanding for much of the campaign. And he appears to have enhanced his reputation further after making a prediction concerning one of his teammates.
One of the main issues Arsenal will need to address this summer concerns the future of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.
Spanish outlet Sport has recently reported that Barcelona are interested in the 30-year-old. He has one year left on his contract at the Emirates and has, so far, refused to pen fresh terms.
It was suggested by Sport that Aubameyang could be sold by Arsenal for £50 million this summer. But Leno claimed during a live stream on Twitch that he believes that the club captain will be going nowhere.
“I don’t know what they are going to do,” he said on Twitch, when asked about Arsenal’s potential summer plans.
“But if he leaves, of course, you need another player.
“But I think he’s going to stay.”
Unsurprisingly, Leno’s comments have delighted a number of Arsenal fans on social media. Plenty have lauded the stopper.
It remains to be seen if the German is correct and Aubameyang does stay beyond this summer. But the supporters are optimistic that Leno may know something that they do not.
He may not know for certain. But Leno will surely have a better idea than many about what the future may hold for Aubameyang.
Here is how some of the supporters reacted to his comments…
— Mr No One (Like Limit) (@Aye_Merchant) March 17, 2020
Agent Leno coming through for us sad Gooners yet again. You love to see it.
— The Arsenal (@_ayeaye17) March 17, 2020
AHHHHH LENO SON
— Pablo Mari’s English Son 🎀 (@AlfieRushen) March 17, 2020
— Lawrence Gordon (@ArsFCholicever) March 17, 2020
LENO YOU HERO
— Nazzy_17🇩🇿 (@Nazzyafc) March 17, 2020
LENOOO THE GOAT
— Jack 🇨🇦 (@afcbotzet) March 17, 2020
BEST GK IN THE PREM
— MÖ (@Mozorla19) March 17, 2020