Everything is possible- Bernd Leno on Arsenal's top four challenge
Written by: Neil Talnikar
The German custodian is determined to face every challenge that comes up and is confident that the Gunners are capable of finding a way through.
After a surprising turn of events in the Premier League, the top four teams in the table have reshuffled. Manchester City completed a 6-0 mauling of Chelsea at the weekend to go on top once again leaving Liverpool in second place temporarily; while on the other hand, the Blues remain sixth with 50 points, below Arsenal who have the same number of points but a better goal difference.
Manchester United picked up an amazing form since Ole Gunnar Solskjaer took charge of the club and surged past the Londoners to snatch the fourth position. However, the difference between the three clubs is just one point suggesting that there will be a fierce battle amongst themselves in the upcoming weeks.
Battling their way with defensive frailties, Arsenal have shown a great character in the recent games and look reluctant to give points away despite losing against Pep Guardiola’s side during the last gameweek. The Gunners pounced back from the loss, winning 2-1 away against Huddersfield Town and made a point for Champions League qualification next season.
Their German goalkeeper Bernd Leno insisted that his side is ready for the upcoming challenges saying, “ We did the job (against Huddersfield).”
“Everything is possible. We wait for the other teams, if they make mistakes and we do our work to win every game.”
Unai Emery’s side faces a couple of tough fixtures ahead facing Tottenham Hotspur in couple of weeks and Manchester United visiting the Emirates in the following month. Apart from these, Arsenal will also play two legs of Europa League fixtures against BATE Borisov which are of equal importance.
However, Leno is determined to take all the challenges as they come and is confident the Gunners can find a way through just like they did last weekend against the Terriers. Alex Iwobi and Alexandre Lacazette struck in the first half itself at the John Smith’s Stadium to establish a dominance over the Championship-bound side.
“In the first half we played very well and had good control. In the second half we lost a little bit the control but we defended very strong,” said the 26-year-old.
Published: Mon Feb 11, 2019 06:24 PM IST