Kevin Campbell has revealed he “would drive” Bernd Leno to another club if Arsenal sign a “top-level goalkeeper” this summer.
Speaking exclusively to Football Insider, the former Gunners striker claimed the 29-year-old has “not been consistent enough this season” shortly and suggested he would not be opposed to him leaving.
As quoted by Football.London on Thursday, Leno opened the door on leaving the Emirates by revealing he is ‘open to everything’ when asked about a possible contract extension.
Football Insider revealed last month that coaches at Arsenal fear they chose to offload the wrong goalkeeper last summer when they sold Emiliano Martinez to Aston Villa.
Martinez has excelled at Villa Park while Leno, who has two years left on his contract in north London, has enjoyed an indifferent campaign.
When asked by Football Insider‘s Dylan Childs for his thoughts on Leno potentially leaving, Campbell said:
“What I will say is, if Arsenal went for a top level goalkeeper, I will drive Leno to another club myself.
“The issue is, the club paid big money for Leno and I’m not sure whether they would recoup that. They also got rid of Martinez so it is quite clear that he is there number one.
“Leno has not been consistent enough this season and that is why I question whether he is a top level goalkeeper.
“At Arsenal, you need a top-level goalkeeper and there is definitely better out there than Leno.
“At the end of the day, if you can sign a top-class goalkeeper and get Leno moved on, you do it. He would not want to play second fiddle.”