Goalkeeper Bernd Leno has revealed that the Amazon documentary ‘All or Nothing’ about his former club Arsenal failed to reflect the ‘reality’ of club life.
“I was there. It’s nice for the fans and for the people to see everything. But at the end of the day I have to say that this is not the reality. Some things were not 100% true,” he said in an interview with SPOX and GOALS.
Amazon had followed the Gunners as they fought for Champions League qualification (at least fourth place in the Premier League) in the 2021/22 season and received mostly positive reviews for it.
The mood within the team was not as good as the pictures in the documentation suggest, Leno said: “This season there were also a lot of problems with some players and so on. And if you were involved and then saw the documentation then you think, no, I’m not so sure.”
That was probably a “commercial thing,” added the international. Arsenal ended up fifth. Leno moved to Fulham FC the following summer.
Despite losing his regular place with current leaders in England, the 31-year-old bears no grudges against his former club. “I had four great years at Arsenal. I still have a lot of friends in the team and I had a very good connection with the fans. Even in difficult moments. They supported me. Even now, when I go to the city, many Arsenal fans come and say thank you for my commitment.”
And further: “The last year at Arsenal was difficult, but in general the time was very, very good and very nice, not only for my career but also for my life.”