Bernd Leno, Arsenal goalkeeper, to spend 1-year on sidelines after knee injury

Bernd Leno, Arsenal goalkeeper, to spend 1-year on sidelines after knee injury

- Bernd Leno is set to remain on the sidelines for the next 365 days according to reports

- The German shot-stopper damaged his cruciate knee ligament after a collision with Neal Maupay

- Goalkeepers David de Gea, Kevin Trapp and Emiliano Martinez have all sent messages to Leno

Bernd Leno could be out for up to a year after suffering a cruciate knee ligament injury, reports claim.

The Arsenal No.1 was involved in an aerial challenge with Brighton's Neal Maupay during the 2-1 defeat in a Premier League encounter.

The German international goalkeeper spent five minutes on the field after being attended to by the medics.

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The Arsenal ace screamed out as he landed awkwardly on the pitch and was stretched off in the 40th minute, shouting and furiously pointing at Maupay.

Leno was substituted afterwards and was replaced by the Gunners No.2 Emiliano Martinez who conceded two goals, including from the French forward who went on to score Brighton's match-winner in injury-time.

Goal claims that there are fears the 28-year-old "has damaged the cruciate ligament in his left knee".

Bernd Leno set to spend 1 year on sidelines after nasty knee injury
Bernd Leno set to spend 1 year on sidelines after nasty knee injury. Photo Credit: Getty Images
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And this implies that the former Bayer Leverkusen shot-stopper could stay out of action for 12 months on the sidelines with recovery and rehabilitation.

Manchester United's goalie David De Gea and international colleague Kevin Trapp, sent messages of support to Leno on social media and his replacement Martinez was also sad to see him injured.

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Meanwhile, had earlier reported that Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang liked a tweet that appeared to be criticizing his Arsenal teammates two days after their 3-0 defeat to Man City.

The 31-year-old striker was part of the squad that were beaten at the Etihad and could not add to his tally of 20 goals this season.

The former Dortmund forward has been linked with a move away from the Emirates and Real Madrid and Barcelona have been linked to the Gabonese star. also reported that Jose Mourinho was caught on camera speaking to Bruno Fernandes and had a chuckle during Tottenham's 1-1 draw with Man United.

The Special One faced his former employers at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium and took the lead through Steven Bergwijn in the first half.

But Mourinho's fellow countryman Fernandes scored from a spot-kick won by substitute Paul Pogba as the game ended in a stalemate.

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