Watch Arsenal keeper Leno’s horror blunder to gift Rapid Vienna goal in Europa League clash as fans turn on German

BERND LENO was left red-faced after gifting Rapid Vienna a historic opener against Arsenal with an unfortunate gaffe.

The German attempted to play out from the back, as has become customary under boss Mikel Arteta.

German Leno endured a horror moment against the Austrians

But his slack 51st minute pass fell straight to the Austrians’ danger man Taxiarchis Fountas.

And the 25-year-old made no mistake from a tight angle, sending the 3,000 fans in attendance into delirium.

Leno was lucky not to concede another from a SECOND howler after he rushed off his line and blasted the ball against David Luiz’s back.

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The hosts had a shot at an open goal but couldn’t find the target from a difficult angle.

Leno, 28, has returned as Arteta’s No1 this season, having missed much of last term’s resumption through injury.

Emi Martinez excelled in his place, before being sold to Aston Villa last month.

But following Leno’s mistake, some Gunners fans have been bemoaning the decision to let their popular Argentine go.

One wrote: “Biggest and most underrated mistake of the summer, Leno isn’t a number 1”.

While another said: “Arsenal should have kept Martinez, he’s the better keeper”.

A third scathingly questioned: “Why does everyone associated with football know we sold the wrong keeper apart from the idiots at the club?”

Other supporters online have been critical of their boss’ style of play, with one angry fan questioning: “Who do so many clubs insist on playing out from the back? Although it is wonderful to watch when things like this happen”

One fan joked Leno was wearing ‘clown shoes’ while another claimed he was ‘playing like he has been on a bender’.

Piers Morgan fumed: “LENO… what the **** were you doing?”

But Mesut Ozil, who was offered a role as BT Sport pundit after admitting to watching the game on TV following his axing, tweeted: “Chin up Bro @Bernd_Leno!

“We still have enough time to turn this around guys! Come on Gunners!! #COYG #M1Ö #YaGunnersYa @Arsenal”

Ozil was right as David Luiz and super sub Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang both scored to take the lead.


By: Etienne Fermie
Title: Watch Arsenal keeper Leno’s horror blunder to gift Rapid Vienna goal in Europa League clash as fans turn on German
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Published Date: Thu, 22 Oct 2020 18:21:39 +0000

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