Arsenal goalkeeper Bernd Leno returned to training yesterday, with five days to go before the FA Cup final against Chelsea.
The German suffered a knee injury in the 2-1 defeat to Brighton last month and he wasn’t expected to return before the end of the season.
Supporters on Twitter are very happy that Leno has made such a quick recovery:
Excellent news he can start the final 👍
— james sturt 🍕 (@jimbobgooner) July 28, 2020
Speedy recovery, Lenomenol 💪
— SEA MAN (@SeaaaaMannnn) July 28, 2020
Good to see you man
— Chimdindu (@oc_victory) July 28, 2020
— Karan Sreedhar (@AFCKaran15) July 28, 2020
Best player at the club
— Rift❄#FreeZaha (@ozilical_) July 28, 2020
So it is basically upto Martinez on Saturday to ensure that he does not concede a single goal so he can have some playing time in Europa next season, coz the boss is back 😎
— LaTargette (@UGgooner) July 28, 2020
Guy has competition now ❌🧢
— nig_nog12 (@Nog12Nig) July 28, 2020
A smiling Bernd. 😍 I've missed you… 😭😭😭
— Abby (@AbbyRani) July 28, 2020
Our number 1 is back!!! 👏🏾👏🏾👏🏾
— Phat Stiles (@phatgreen) July 28, 2020
The big debate now will be whether Leno will get his place back in the starting eleven, considering how well Emi Martinez has done in his absence.
In terms of the cup final, you would have thought that as the German international has been out for a number of weeks, you may see head coach Mikel Arteta keep him in reserve.
Martinez is match sharp, and with the Argentine in such good form, it would be very harsh to replace him for what will likely be the biggest game of his career so far.