Bernd Leno made his debut for Arsenal last night in the 4-2 Europa League win over FC Vorskla.
Having joined for £22.5 from Bayer Leverkusen in the summer, many expected the club’s record goalkeeping signing to slot into the first team straight away, but Unai Emery has preferred Petr Cech in the Premier League, leaving the German benched.
The 26 year old admits it’s frustrating, but says he’s knows he’s got time on his side and that he’ll keeping working to push for his place in the team.
“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 little bit frustrating but I keep calm and work very hard to improve.
“I think my performances in training are good. I train very hard and maybe it needs a little bit of time. I keep calm. My chance will come.
“I came for the Premier League. I think it is the best league. The Bundesliga is good but the Premier League is better so I will look forward to playing anytime in the Premier League.”
He sounds pretty positive about his relationship with Cech though, saying, “We have fun together. We push each other and I think the competition with us is very good. We both can improve and it’s still going.
“Of course, he is a big personality. He had a big career and is still a very good goalkeeper – it is very good to work with him and for my development it is very good to have the competition with him.”