first_img 2 possible standings silverware REVEALED Getty Images Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT Latest Arsenal FC News Arsenal have signed goalkeeper Bernd Leno from Bayer Leverkusen.The German has agreed a long-term deal and becomes Unai Emery’s second signing after Stephan Lichtsteiner joined on a free transfer from Juventus. England’s most successful clubs of the past decade, according to trophies won REVEALED A potential £27million deal for Sampdoria midfielder Lucas Torreira, who is with Uruguay at the World Cup, is understood to be in the pipeline along with a transfer for Borussia Dortmund centre-back Sokratis Papastathopoulos.Off the field, there has also been plenty of re-organisation.On Tuesday afternoon, it was confirmed that Steve Bould will continue as one of two assistants for Emery, while Jens Lehmann would not be part of the backroom staff.Lehmann appeared to take a dig at Emery after his exit was confirmed, posting on Twitter: “I am sorry to leave the club after only one year again. It was a good experience working with the players as one of the assistant coaches. But the attitude from our 2004-group is not needed there anymore.” How Arsenal could line up in Arteta’s first official game in charge – Ozil return? Brown’s half-time antics, eight-goal thrillers… relive these Boxing Day classics Leno, 26, has been Leverkusen’s number one keeper for the last seven seasons.He said: “I enjoyed the time in Leverkusen from the first to the last day.“After a fantastic journey, I will now continue my journey in another very exciting league.” Every current Premier League club’s best kit from the past decade smart causal How the Premier League table could change after the Boxing Day fixtures NEW ERA Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won 2 Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? Leno has joined the Gunners crackers gameday cracker He’s a keeper 😁#HeyLeno— Arsenal FC (@Arsenal) June 19, 2018Emery described the German as “a goalkeeper of high quality and experience”, but it remains to be seen whether he will directly compete with both veteran Petr Cech and David Ospina, who is away at the World Cup with Colombia.Arsenal added that the German’s shirt number “will be announced in due course”.Emery added: “He has been a top performer and regular number one goalkeeper with Leverkusen in the Bundesliga for the past seven years.“We are all excited that Bernd has chosen Arsenal Football Club and look forward to start working with him in pre-season.”The Gunners, who finished sixth last season, have already made moves in the summer transfer window to strengthen the squad.Swiss defender Lichtsteiner has arrived on a free from Juventus, while midfielder Granit Xhaka has signed a new, long-term contract along with 20-year-old winger Ainsley Maitland-Niles.last_img