Jens Lehmann and Marc-Andre ter Stegen send messages to Bernd Leno after Arsenal’s defeat at Brighton

first_img Comment I am really sorry for #BerndLeno. He did great for #Arsenal and I hope his injury is not too bad and will recover soon.— Jens Lehmann (@jenslehmann) June 20, 2020 Jens Lehmann and Marc-Andre ter Stegen send messages to Bernd Leno after Arsenal’s defeat at Brighton Advertisement Advertisement Metro Sport ReporterSunday 21 Jun 2020 10:03 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link478Shares Arsenal head coach Mikel Arteta admitted he feared the worst regarding Leno’s injury when speaking to BT Sport after Saturday’s clash. ‘It doesn’t look good, but we don’t know anything yet,’ the Spaniard said. More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing ArsenalAsked about the way his players surrounded Maupay after the final whistle, Arteta replied: ‘I don’t know. It’s too far from me. I haven’t seen the action. ‘I always believe players never mean to hurt anybody.’Follow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. For more stories like this, check our sport page.MORE: ‘We need to be showing that fight!’ – Arsenal legend Ian Wright defends Matteo Guendouzi over Neal Maupay clashMORE: Rio Ferdinand slams Alexandre Lacazette and blames Arsenal striker for Brighton equaliser Leno was furious with Maupay as he was helped off the pitch (Picture: Getty)The 28-year-old shot-stopper vented his anger at Maupay as he was stretchered off the pitch and his Arsenal team-mates followed suit immediately after the final whistle, with Matteo Guendouzi grabbing the striker by the neck.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTArsenal are yet to reveal the severity of the injury but it’s expected Leno will be out for some time, meaning Emiliano Martinez – who came on to replace the Germany international on the south coast – looks set for an extended run in the side. Manchester United’s David De Gea put club differences to one side to send a message of support to the Arsenal ‘keeper after the match.And fellow countryman Marc-Andre ter Stegen, widely regarded to be the best goalkeeper on the planet, had some kind words for his Germany team-mate.‘I wish you a lot of strength and a good recovery! @berndleno1 💪👊,’ the Barcelona ace posted on Instagram. Former Arsenal star Jens Lehmann, who later worked as an assistant coach under Unai Emery, also passed on his support to his compatriot. ‘I am really sorry for Bernd Leno,’ the Arsenal ‘Invincible’ tweeted. ‘He did great for Arsenal and I hope his injury is not too bad and will recover soon.’ Bernd Leno is expected to be sidelined for some time after his injury at Brighton (Picture: Getty)The goalkeepers’ union came out in full force to support Bernd Leno after the German suffered a horrendous-looking injury during Arsenal’s 2-1 defeat to Brighton.Lewis Dunk’s scrambled effort with 15 minutes remaining cancelled out Nicolas Pepe’s superb earlier strike and Neal Maupay secured all three points for the hosts with a cool finish at the death.However, much of the post-match discussion centred around Maupay’s involvement in Leno’s injury towards the end of the first half after he nudged the Arsenal man in the air at an empty Amex Stadium.last_img

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