The Arsenal defence has zero confidence in Bernd Leno after his “absolute howler” against Everton.
That is according to ex-Premier League goalkeeper Paddy Kenny, speaking exclusively to Football Insider after Arsenal’s 1-0 defeat to the Toffees.
The 29-year-old turned a harmless Richarlison cross into his own net with 10 minutes remaining, handing Everton the win.
Kenny sympathised with Leno but claims the only way he can win the trust of his teammates is to move on from the Everton incident.
He told Football Insider correspondent Adam Williams: “It’s not good when anyone’s low on confidence. Goalkeeping is a difficult position, I know that.
“He’s had an absolute howler. There was no protection in case it went through his hands.
“But I used to just draw a line under it and try and move on to the next game.
“It depends how mentally strong he is. You’re always gonna make mistakes, it’s how you deal with them and move on from them that’s important.
“His defence are gonna have low confidence in him. But he needs to prove people wrong now.”
Leno was unwittingly involved in the chain of events that saw long-standing Arsenal goalkeeper coach Andy Woodman leave the club in March.