Tony Adams says Mikel Arteta needs to replace Bernd Leno for Arsenal to win the Premier League

Tony Adams has urged Mikel Arteta to replace Bernd Leno at Arsenal (Sky Sports News/Getty)

Tony Adams believes Mikel Arteta needs to replace Bernd Leno if Arsenal are to win the Premier League title again.

Leno has cemented his place as Arsenal’s first choice and has delivered several impressive performances since his £22.5 million move from Bayer Leverkusen in 2018.

But Adams is not convinced by Leno’s displays and has questioned Arsenal’s decision to sell Emiliano Martinez to Aston Villa this summer.

Martinez was one of Arsenal’s standout players during the final stages of the Premier League campaign last season and played a key role in the club’s FA Cup success.

And former Arsenal captain Adams feels the Gunners have made a ‘mistake’ in letting the Argentine go.

‘You notice with Liverpool who won the league last year, best goalkeeper, best central defender, Henderson in midfield, the spine of the team were phenomenal leaders,’ Adams told Sky Sports News.

Tony Adams is not convinced by Bernd Leno’s performances for Arsenal (Getty)

‘I’ve always said if Arsenal ever want to win the league again they’ve got to get the best goalkeeper.

‘And for me, Leno is maybe not the best goalkeeper. I question Martinez being let go, that was a mistake for me.

‘I think Martinez has come of age, he performed excellently last season.

‘Why would you, a club that’s wanting to win the league, let go one of the best goalkeepers in the country.

‘I don’t see that as a good decision.’

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