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Arsenal boss Arteta denies Spurs assurances for Leno

Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta insists there's been no playing guarantees offered to Bernd Leno.

It's been suggested Leno will be recalled to replace Aaron Ramsdale in goal for next week's North London derby against Tottenham.

But Arteta insists: "I don't know where they are coming from, but they are ahead of me! I think I am the one who picks the team at the weekend and sometimes I read things that I haven't decided yet. So they give me ideas at most, but nothing else because I haven't made a decision for Saturday, so you can imagine the north London derby!"

He also said: "What I said to [the goalkeepers] and what I said to the goalkeepers in the last two or three years is that we don't want to do that. What we want to do is empower performance and ask them to train, behave and play in the best possible way. How can I guarantee somebody to do something?

"It wouldn't make sense with what we are demanding them to do. It's on a daily basis. In football, what you did three months ago doesn't count. It's what you're going to do today and tomorrow, and that's it.


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