Arsenal goalkeeper Bernd Leno has refused to shoulder the blame following his error in Sunday’s 3-2 defeat at Southampton.
The German goalkeeper failed to reach a cross which led to Charlie Austin’s late winner at St Mary’s, bringing an end to Unai Emery’s side’s 22-game unbeaten run.
Despite his mistake, Leno remained unapologetic describing the incident as ‘unlucky’.
“The last goal was a little bit unlucky for me because I wanted to get the cross because Austin was completely free and it was so close,” Leno told www.arsenal.com.
“I touched the ball a little bit but I missed it so it was a little bit unlucky. No risk, no fun. Maybe next time I will get the ball or I will stay on the line look at the ball and nobody says ‘you came out and didn’t get the ball’. That’s the life of a goalkeeper but I would do it again.
“After 22 games, you can lose a game so it is disappointing but now nobody talks anymore about the unbeaten run and we can look forward. We have on Wednesday another big game and maybe now we can start another unbeaten run.”