David De Gea has sent a heartfelt message to Arsenal goalkeeper Bernd Leno on Twitter after the German giant was stretchered off at the Amex Stadium as Brighton earned a late 2-1 win over the Gunners.
Leno was replaced by Emi Martinez in the first half against Graham Potter’s Brighton after an incident involving French striker Neal Maupay. Leno, who was excellent against Manchester City, has seemingly suffered a knee injury.
While being stretchered off, Leno made his feelings perfectly clear to Maupay – who protested his innocence. It remains to be seen how long the former Bayer Leverkusen colossus will be sidelined for.
Arsenal took the lead through Nicolas Pepe but lost 2-1 with Lewis Dunk equalising – and then Maupay scoring in injury time. Putting rivalry aside, Manchester United star De Gea sent a message to Leno on Twitter.
Stay strong ???? https://t.co/aq4PvhoNYx
— David de Gea (@D_DeGea) June 20, 2020
TBR’s view – Top-five chances over for Arsenal?
For clubs like Arsenal and Tottenham, the chance of getting something out of a disappointing campaign is still in with a shout given Manchester City could be banned from Europe – making fifth place a Champions League slot.
But after two losses in their two games since returning to action, Arsenal are now without one of their best players in Leno. Surely, then, Mikel Arteta’s side have already seen their fading Champions League hopes evaporate?