Arsenal have confirmed the signing of Bernd Leno after they were beaten to the punch by his former club Bayer Leverkusen.
The Bundesliga side revealed the deal had been done with a Tweet earlier this evening, thanking the 26 year old for his seven years at the club and wishing him luck in North London.
Now, Arsenal have announced it from their end, making the German international the second official signing of the Unai Emery era.
He follows veteran Swiss defender Stephan Lichtsteiner who joined on a free transfer from Juventus earlier this month, while the Gunners are expected to bring in Lucas Torreira from Sampdoria and Greek defender Sokratis Papastathopoulos from Borussia Dortmund.
Arsenal head coach Unai Emery said of the reported €25m arrival, “We are very pleased that Bernd Leno will be joining us.
“Bernd is a goalkeeper of high quality and experience. He has been a top performer and regular number one goalkeeper with Leverkusen in the Bundesliga for the past seven years.
“We are all excited that Bernd has chosen Arsenal Football Club and look forward to start working with him in pre-season.”
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