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‘I Jumped At The Chance’ – Jens Lehmann In Line To Aid Arsenal Goalkeeping Crisis

By Chris Wright

Howlin’ Mad Jens Lehmann has reportedly answered Arsene Wenger’s now-customary ‘annual ex-player SOS’ and is in the process of signing for former club Arsenal on a short-term deal to provide temporary goalkeeping cover until the end of the season.

With Lukasz Fabianksi ruled out for the season with a shoulder injury, Wojciech Szczesny sidelined for the next six weeks with a broken finger and Vito Mannone struggling with a recurring thigh problem on loan at Hull, Manuel Almunia is left as the only fit senior keeper in the Arsenal squad – forcing Wenger to ask 41-year-old Lehmann to come out of retirement and rejoin the club he left in 2008.

Speaking to German daily Bild, Mad Jens said:

“Arsenal currently have a goalkeeping crisis and I jumped at the chance to help them.”

The deal is not yet complete, but with Lehmann essentially a ‘free agent’ it is thought that the veteran stopper could be sworn into the Gunners’ squad for their trip to West Brom this coming Saturday.

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By Chris on March 15th, 2011 in Arsenal, Transfers & Rumours. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0 feed. You can leave a response, or trackback from your own site.
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3 Responses to “‘I Jumped At The Chance’ – Jens Lehmann In Line To Aid Arsenal Goalkeeping Crisis”

  1. Pete says:

    “…and now you’re gonna beliiiiiiieve uuuuuus, we’re gonna win the league!”

    ;)

  2. DeckJuice says:

    Oh dear.

    Things are going from bad to worse……….. the ship is sinking sadly.

    Bastards Man City should have let Given go

  3. Connor says:

    why help the team ahead of us out? i’m excited for crazy jens to try to put off almunia and sabotage arsenal, allowing city to sweep i. Also, this is justice to all the arsenal fans who acted like us taking fulop on loan at the end of last year was in some way wrong

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