Arsenal goalkeeper Bernd Leno takes swipe at Chelsea and Tottenham

Bernd Leno insists Arsenal are a bigger club than Chelsea and Spurs (Picture: Getty)

Bernd Leno has aimed a not-so-subtle dig at Chelsea and Tottenham by insisting that Arsenal are *the* club in London.

All three sides have had inconsistent starts to the Premier League season, with Arsenal highest in fifth after two wins, a defeat and a 2-2 draw with Spurs before the international break.

Tottenham are in ninth after the north London derby while Frank Lampards Chelsea sit down in 11th with only one victory so far this term.

Arsenal goalkeeper Leno came in for widespread criticism after he was partly at fault for Christian Eriksens opener at the Emirates, with many fans yet to be convinced by the German.

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Despite a mixed start to his Arsenal career, though, Leno clearly has no regrets about his £19million move from Bayer Leverkusen last summer.

Asked to compare Arsenal and Leverkusen, Leno told SportBild: You cant compare that, of course Arsenal is a world club, THE club here in London.

Not Chelsea, not Tottenham – Arsenal is the club here with fans around the world.

No matter where we are, also in the USA or in Asia, there are many fans of Arsenal everywhere.

Leno was partly at fault for Eriksen's goal in the north London derby
Leno was partly at fault for Eriksens goal in the north London derby (Picture: Getty)

Manchester United legend Gary Neville criticised Arsenals entire defence and claimed Leno cannot be trusted after his costly error in the north London derby.

You talk about the threat, the intensity, good parts of the game, you still have to mention the fact that they look sloppy and rash at the back, he said on The Gary Neville Podcast

We talked about the goalkeepers mistake, I dont quite trust him, I dont think hes anywhere near the class of the other top goalkeepers we have in the league.

The two centre-backs, theyre rash. You could argue that Hector Bellerins got to come back in, that Rob Holdings got to come back in, Kieran Tierneys got to come back in. So that back four can be strengthened.

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