Arsenal information: Bernd Leno provides verdict on Liverpool aim and Unai Emery’s philosophy

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Arsenal goalkeeper Bernd Leno reckons he ways unlucky to concede to James Milner’s effort yesterday.

Bernd Leno

Arsenal news: Bernd Leno says he was unlucky that the ball fell to James Milner (Pic: GETTY)

The German had made some excellent saves to keep the clash goalless until midway thought the second half.

Leno made a fine point-blank range stop from Virgil van Dijk but did make an error which led to Liverpool’s goal.

Sadio Mane fired in a cross from the left which the goalkeeper tried to gather as he dived full-length to his left.

But he could only get his fingertips to the ball which then ricocheted to Milner who fired home from 18 yards out.

Leno felt he wasn’t to blame however and praised his team-mates for their reaction which saw the Gunners claim a point from the 1-1 draw.

“It was a cross, it was a little bit unlucky for me because it was in the middle and Milner scored,” he told the official club website.

“But the reaction of the team was perfect.

“After two or three minutes, we had the next chance to score. That shows the character of this team.

“We played very well and we deserved to win, but the way we played was very good.”

Gunners boss Unai Emery paid Bayer Leverkusen £22.5m to bring Leno to the Premier League.

And the German international spoke on how the former Paris St-Germain manager has changed the club’s identity in the brief time since he took charge.

“The manager has a new philosophy,” he added.

“Many things changed, because Arsene Wenger was here for a long time.

“It was clear we needed time but like you saw today, the movement and the confidence of the players is always getting better.

“Today we controlled the game against a big club, against big players, and now we’ll keep working.”

Arsenal are back in action when they welcome Sporting Lisbon to the Emirates on Thursday (8pm).

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