Cape Town - Arsenal goalkeeper Bernd Leno is eager to
prove his worth to manager Unai Emery while first-choice shot stopper Petr Cech
is side-lined through injury.
Leno was snapped up by the Gunners for
£19.2million in the off-season, leaving Bundesliga outfit Bayer Leverkusen in
the process, but is yet to start a Premier League game for Emery's side.
However, Cech picked up a hamstring injury
in the 2-0 win over Watford on Saturday which gave Leno his first appearance
off the bench.
The German replaced Cech on the stroke of half-time and is now
determined to make the most of his opportunity.
"It is a big chance for me, yes, but I
do not want to say it wrong that I am happy for Petr to be injured," Leno
told the Independent.
"I feel sorry for him but now I have
more opportunities to play and I will concentrate on these games.
"Now that he is injured - and we do
not know exactly how long for - I have the opportunity to play more games and
show the coach my quality."