Arsenal shot stopper Bernd Leno believes that teammate Shkodran Mustafi does not owe anybody an apology following the Gunners’ home loss to Crystal Palace in a crucial Premier league encounter on Sunday.
The Gunners succumbed to a expensive 2-3 defeat at the hands of Crystal Palace, waste the chance to fly on top of their North London rivals Tottenham Hotspur on the Premier League table.
Unai Emery’s men will battle Spurs, Chelsea and Manchester United for a top-four spot as to take part in next season’s Champions League.
After Mesut Ozil off out Christian Benteke’s opener on Sunday, Mustafi created a terrible mistake to provide Wilfried Zaha a more decisive goal of the match. The German defender has been at the receiving end of a lot criticism ever since, however Leno has currently start up in his defence.
Speaking to Goal in an interview, Leno said, “There are plenty of mistakes during the game. each goal is a result of mistakes therefore it’s not a giant downside once somebody loses the ball and that we concede a goal.”
When asked if Mustafi had apologised to him for his error, he replied, “No, we have to play a one team. we have a tendency to win along and that we lose along. It’s not that one player needs to apologise for a slip.”
“It was perhaps a wrong decision for the second goal however you can’t amend it. Mistakes happen.”
The Arsenal goalkeeper conjointly detached concerning what it had been like within the room once the loss. He disclosed, “It was terribly quiet, everyone was foiled and annoyed as a result of it had been a giant likelihood.”
“But once the manager came in he said ‘no worries, it’s a unsatisfying result and a bad day however we’ve to move forward to subsequent game as the Champions League spot remains in our hands’. Against Wolves, we’ve another opportunity to move forward.”
Arsenal can look to induce their campaign back on track and revive their hopes of securing Champions League soccer next season once they face Wolverhampton Wanderers in the league later tonight.