Selasa, 15 Maret 2011

Lehmann could return to Arsenal

It would be the comeback of the season if former German international goalkeeper Jens Lehmann does join English Premier League club FC Arsenal London for the remainder of the season. Lehmann's former coach Arsene Wenger send an SOS to the German after injuries to the clubs two Polish keepers Lukasz Fabianski and Wojciech Szczesny, which left the club with only Spanish goalkeeper Manuel Almunia with no serious back-up.

Wenger has been on the lookout for a free agent after deciding not to bring back Italian Vito Mannone, who is on loan at Championship side Hull City and then the idea to reactive Lehmann came about who is a former Arsenal fans favourite.

Lehmann had left Arsenal for VfB Stuttgart in 2008 and last summer ended his playing career, but a call by his former coach and the German is looking to prove his fitness to rejoin the Gunners. Lehmann would could as back-up for Almunia, the keeper to whom he had lost his place a few years ago.

Lehmann was part of the 'Invincibles' team along with Henry, Ljungberg, Pires and others which won the Premier League title in 2003/04, and has been in regular touch with Arsenal during his recent stay in England working on his coaching degree.

Speaking to German newspaper Bild, Lehmann said: "Arsenal currently have a goalkeeping crisis and I jumped at the chance to help them."

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