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Jens Lehmann - Best In The League

Jens Lehmann - Best In The League

OK, so maybe I'm being a littled bit biased, but lets face facts, there is no better keeper around.

His heroic performance at Old Trafford yesterday only strengthened my resolve to my claim that Arsenal's number 1 IS the best goal keeper in the Premiership.

There may be argument that Pter Cech, Paul Robinson or Edwin van Der Sar could stake a claim to that accolade, but for me Lehmann edges it.

His shot stopping is easily the best in the business, he's big and brave he's not even scared of saving the ball with his face, you only have to look at the eyes of United's baby faced assassin when Mad Jens pulled off the saved of the season as the game reached it's climax. Unbelievable.

Lehmann has been known to go off on tangents and lose his cool from time to time and enrage other players, managers and fans, but if I'm being honest, that only endears him more to us Gooners.

Our fantastic keeper is an integeral part of the red and white machine and will be vital to any success we may encounter this season.

Jens Lehmann - Legend.

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Date:Monday September 18 2006
Time: 10:12AM


I think you are over-estimating those other keepers. Fair enough about cech (although he plays behind an 8-10 man defence) but robinson was awful at the world cup & now beyond it & van der sar makes too many basic errors. I wonder if the fa are going to look at the refs performance yesterday, he can clearly be seen lying to Jens Lehmann when he booked him for supposedly picking the ball up outside the area (which is a red card offence is it not??), he said to lehmann he was looking straight down the line but thats a blatant lie because the sky replays showed he was nowhere near the line & infact had his view blocked by two utd players. Surely a ref cannot get away with something like that when its clear for all to see.
Ashburton Gooner
18/09/2006 10:25:00
Lehmann's trade mark saves are a rarity. He is notches far above many in the league. Tough as a steel but flexible and fast as a tiger.He will truly remain a legend for years to come.
18/09/2006 10:37:00
Mad Jens was superb yesterday, i love it when he gets all angry at players, and i think that makes his game even better.. the booking was a farce and i hope the yellow gets taken away. that ref should be shot !
18/09/2006 10:50:00
Well it was Graham "Three Cards" Poll, what did you expect? Mad Jens will go down as one of our best ever keepers, it's a shame he's such an old bugger!!
18/09/2006 10:57:00
R7- Yeah we all know Poll is rubbish but as an official there shouldnt be anyway he can be allowed to lie like he did yesterday. Of course it will just be brushed under the carpet & we will never hear anything more about it, but I honestly believe that the only reason poll didnt send lehmann off (having spoken to him on at least 3 seperate occasions) is because arsenal would have appealed & there would have been an inquiry & his lies would come out!!
Ashburton Gooner
18/09/2006 11:19:00
You judge a player on big games and big tournaments. Jens was the best keeper in last year's CL and this year's World Cup. van der Sar, Cech and Robinson (mmmmmmmm....donuts) were all found wanting on these occasions.
Little Dutch
18/09/2006 11:34:00
I think Lehmann has proved to be a top class keeper. There is little to choose between him and Cech especially on yesterdays showing!!! Obviously I think Cech is the best, but they both pull off magnificent saves time and time again!!
18/09/2006 11:39:00
That looked like it hurt when he made that save with his face!!!!
18/09/2006 11:40:00
i dont sleep every weekend just to watch my favriote team play coz of the time differences in australia, but on dat day as soon as i kno the guy dat is goin to officiate the match (Gram foll) i discouraged straight away coz he's the guy dat giv croatia 3 yellow cards in the world cup, every 1 in aus even the lil kid knows that guy 4 his stupidity, so thats why when he gave lehmann a yellow card for something he didnt see make me hate him more, the guy that you said is the best referee in England
18/09/2006 12:40:00
i dont think The Premiership got batter referee, coz the L'pool Chelsea match the referee missed out a clear penalty that chelsea went away with even a kid will award that penalty to L'pool. for that my celebration was less after the win at old trafford
18/09/2006 12:47:00
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