Fulham goalkeeper Bernd Leno has launched a scathing attack on Arsenal and insisted his move to Craven Cottage can help him get back into the Germany World Cup squad.

The 30 year-old told Bild in his homeland:

“When I realised that it wasn’t about performance or quality, I knew that I had to go. In preparation, I saw that it is not about performance, but only about politics. It was clear to me: I had to get out of here.”

Leno had to wait for his chance to succeed Marek Rodak but is now Marco Silva’s number one and the goalkeeper with the Premier League’s highest save percentage is upbeat about his international chances too.

“The most important thing for me is to find my rhythm again.¬†Especially after I wasn’t actually able to train properly at Arsenal and had no preparation.¬†It’s up to me to get the focus back on the national team.”