What will happen to Arsenal this season?

London (AP) - For the German national team goalkeeper Bernd Leno, a season without the European Cup at Arsenal FC would be "unimaginable".

However, this scenario is now "likely, you have to honestly say. It is a very, very shame for the whole club. Of course for every single player," Leno said in an interview with Sky Sport. "If you get eliminated in the Europa League in the semi-finals and are ninth in the Premier League, then unfortunately you don't deserve it and then you don't play European," said the 29-year-old professional footballer.

Despite the disappointing season, Leno wants to remain loyal to the Gunners. "I don't intend to say now that I really want to leave. Of course you never know what's coming, something can always happen," said the former Bundesliga goalkeeper. "The Premier League is the best league in the world, so it wouldn't be a big deal for me not to play in Europe."

The question of his EM chances in Joachim Löw's DFB team is not so easy to answer, said Leno. What speak for him? "I don't know. Because I'm younger than Kevin Trapp," Leno said with a laugh. The two goalkeepers are practically still on the EM waiting list as number 3 behind the seeded Manuel Neuer (FC Bayern Munich) and Marc-André ter Stegen (FC Barcelona).

He is proud of each of his internationals, said Arsenal professional Leno and assured: "I would be just happy if I can be there, and if not, no world will collapse for me."

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