Bernd Leno, the goalkeeper who left Arsenal this summer, has criticized the club for how they treated him before he left and for the politics that forced him to “get out of here.”
The 30-year-old moved to Fulham in a deal worth up to £8 million after losing his starting spot to Aaron Ramsdale early last season. He didn’t try to hide his anger at being replaced by saying that it wasn’t because of how he played on the field.
And in a new verbal attack on Arsenal, he has made it clear that he stands by those comments. “When I realized it wasn’t about performance or quality, I knew I had to go,” the German told BILD Sport, according to Sportbuzz. “During the preparation, I realized that it has nothing to do with performance and everything to do with politics. I knew I had to leave: it was obvious.”