Bernd Leno only faces six weeks out and has not suffered ligament damage

Arsenal goalkeeper Bernd Leno has not suffered ligament damage and will only be sidelined for six weeks, according to Online Gooner journalist Layth Yousif.

It was initially feared that the keeper would spend up to a year out injured.

Leno started Arsenal’s last Premier League game against Brighton at the AmEx Stadium but suffered an injury midway through the first half when Seagulls striker Neal Maupay appeared to push him after the German had caught the ball that the two were both vying for. 

The former Bayer Leverkusen man could be heard screaming in pain and had to be stretchered off. He was replaced by Arsenal’s backup goalkeeper Emiliano Martinez. Arsenal ended up losing that game 2-1 with Maupay grabbing a last minute winner for the home side. 

It was earlier reported that the Gunners had made contact with Barcelona regarding a loan move for their substitute goalkeeper Neto. The Catalans were said to have rejected the prospect of a loan with a view to buy but were open to a sale that would set Arsenal back £18 million. If Leno is only out for six weeks, this avenue is unlikely to be explored by the North London side. 

Here’s hoping our star goalkeeper makes a full recovery at the earliest and is back on the pitch to keep the Arsenal goal safe. 

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