Bernd Leno admits his frustration at the lack of playing opportunities since his summer transfer from Bayer Leverkusen.
Unai Emery sanctioned a £19million deal for the Germany international but the 26-year-old has been forced to play behind Petr Cech in the pecking order who has started all five of Arsenal ’s Premier League matches so far this season.
Leno made his debut in last night’s 4-2 win over Vorskla Poltava in the Europa League, but will almost likely return to the bench for Sunday’s game against Everton.
‘I came to the club to play every game,’ he said. ‘But I think to move to a bigger club, another country, it needs maybe a little bit of time. It is a bit frustrating but I keep calm and work very hard to improve.
‘The coach always makes the starting XI because of the performance.
‘I think it could change, not every week, but he will change a lot. He didn’t say the League is Petr’s competition and the Europa League is mine. I will work every day hard to play more games.
‘I came for the Premier League. I think it is the best. The Bundesliga is good but the Premier League is better, so I will look forward to playing any time in the Premier League.
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‘I think the two goals at the end, we were not concentrated enough, but at the end of the day we played a good game.’