By Kevin Campbell

14th Sep, 2021 | 8:51am

Campbell: Arsenal should 'take what they can' for Leno after reported update

Kevin Campbell has told Arsenal to “take what they can” for Bernd Leno next year if he is not going to sign a new deal.

Speaking exclusively to Football Insider, the former Gunners and Everton striker is adamant the 29-year-old has lost his status as Arsenal’s number one following the arrival of Aaron Ramsdale this summer.

According to The Mirror (September 3rd), Leno’s contract at the Emirates is due to expire next summer.

Italian outlet Tuttosport claim Leno has no intentions of putting pen to paper on an extension in north London.

The German shot-stopper was dropped for the weekend’s win over Norwich City despite starting the opening three fixtures of the 2021-22 campaign.

When asked by Football Insider‘s Dylan Childs for his assessment of the Leno’s future, Campbell said: “Take what you can.

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“If Leno is not going to sign a new deal, the one thing you don’t do is diminish his price by not playing him at all this season. You have to be a little bit cuter.

“Let’s be honest though, Ramsdale has been brought in to be number one. You do not spend that kind of money on a second choice goalkeeper.”

Speaking on his future earlier in the summer, Leno told Sport1: “It is also clear that at some point in my career I want to do something different.

“So far I’ve played for two clubs. Maybe I’ll get the urge to play in another league again. Maybe in the south. But there is time, I’m still getting to the top goalkeeping age.”

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