Jens Lehmann has re-joined Arsenal until the end of the season as cover due to the growing injuries at Arsenal. Wojciech Szczesny, Lukasz Fabianski and Vito Mannone are currently injured leave Almunia fit. Arsenal do have some youth goalkeepers available, but Lehmann has been brought in for his experience. The 41yr old retired last season and decided to start to go for his coaching badges and was going to spend some time at Arsenal for that reason.
On the signing of Jens, Arsène Wenger said “Lehmann is training with us and will sign for the rest of the season.”We have no cover in the Premier League, so that is why I decided to bring Jens back. “He has not signed, but it [a contract] has been agreed.”
Lehmann, who was the last goalkeeper to lift a trophy for Arsenal when he raised the FA Cup in 2005, and Arsenal fans will be hoping that maybe he will be able to pass on some of that winning mentality onto the young squad and help them lift the Premiership.