Bernd Leno committed to Arsenal ahead of summer transfer window: ‘My focus is here’

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<p>Arsenal goalkeeper Bernd Leno has been linked with Borussia Dortmund</p> (Getty Images)

Arsenal goalkeeper Bernd Leno has been linked with Borussia Dortmund

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Bernd Leno has insisted he is not looking to leave Arsenal during this summer’s transfer window.

The German opened the door to a possible exit earlier this year when he said that he was ready for “a new adventure or to stay at Arsenal”.

Leno’s words have sparked interest from clubs, with some reports linking him with Borussia Dortmund, but the goalkeeper has now reaffirmed his commitment to Arsenal.

“I don’t want to flee here, I feel good and want to be successful again with Arsenal,” he told German broadcaster Sport1.

“Arsenal are a big club, which is extremely underestimated in Germany, there are many Arsenal fans all over the world.

“I still have a two-year contract and hope to play in the Champions League again with Arsenal.

“It is also clear that at some point in my career I want to do something different. So far I’ve played for two clubs.

“Maybe I’ll get the urge to play in another league again. Maybe in the south. But there is time, I’m still getting to the top goalkeeping age. But my focus is on Arsenal.”

Asked about potentially returning to the Bundesliga, Leno said: “Not yet, because I really like it in the Premier League and at Arsenal.

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“Personally, I also think it’s great in London. My wife feels good, everything fits. But at some point in the Bundesliga again: why not?”

Leno has not played in the Champions League since joining Arsenal in 2018, but says he has no regrets over the switch.

“I’ve never regretted the move. Not even at the beginning when I sat on the bench for the first few games,” he said.

“I wanted to gain experience abroad, also as a person, and the Premier League is the coolest league. I’ve always followed this league.”

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