Arsenal goalkeeper Bernd Leno’s harm is reportedly not as unhealthy as first feared.
Leno was compelled off on a stretcher through the Gunners’ 2-1 defeat by Brighton on the weekend after injuring his leg.
The German had leaped for the ball and landed awkwardly underneath a problem from Brighton’s Neal Maupay.
Leno was seen sitting up within the stretcher as he left the pitch and shouting on the Seagulls ahead, apparently blaming him for the harm.
Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta feared the worst, and after the match informed reporters: “It doesn’t look good but we don’t know anything yet.
“I do not know, it was too removed from me. I’m positive he [Maupay] didn’t have the intention to try this.”
But in keeping with soccer.london, the harm is not believed to be as unhealthy as first thought, though the German should be out for the remainder of the season.
Maupay was very apologetic following the match.
He stated: “At half-time I went to Mikel Arteta to apologise.
“I by no means meant to injure the keeper, I simply jumped for the ball.
“Some of the Arsenal players need to learn humility sometimes, they were talking a lot and got what they deserved.
“Until the keeper will get the ball you by no means know what can occur.
“It’s football there is contact, I am really sorry for him, I apologise again and wish him a speedy recovery.”
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