Vital Football

Latest Arsenal FC News

Dortmund Confirm Nutcase Interest

Dortmund Confirm Nutcase Interest

Borussia Dortmund have confirmed they have held talks with Crazy German, Jens Lehmann.

The immortal goalkeeper has found himself out of favour for the North London giants after committing two quite criminal blunders in the early stages of the season, and after a series of mental outbursts seems set to leave the Arsenal.

Borussia's managing director Hans-Joachim Watzke'In my view it was a very positive chat. Jens said he would think about (the offer), but also asked that he not be put under pressure to make a decision, which is fine by us.'

'I don't know when a decision will come, but I can say that we are cautiously optimistic about both the talks and the decision.'

The departure oh Lehmann will come as no great shock. The once great stopper is almost able to draw his pension, and outbursts aimed at Wenger and current number 1 Manuel Almunia have not gone down at all well.

While I think Lehmann should never play for Arsenal again, I will genuinely miss the old nutter, and am eternally grateful for some of the fantastic memories he has given to Arsenal fans.



Edit - It appears the move has broken down due to the crazy German's crazy wage demands. He never fails to entertain.

Win FREE pizza with Vital Football!
Select your team and get 50% off if they score twice.
www.papajohns.co.uk/football



Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

Join the Vital Fantasy Football League - its Free!

Writer:Rocky7
Date:Friday January 4 2008
Time: 3:35PM

Comments

0
Dortmund's first choice keeper is out for the rest of the season, so this would be a mutually beneficial agreement. He leaves on a slightly sour note, but if he plays on Sunday I'll give him a fond farewell. That Villarreal penalty save might just have been the most intense moment of joy I've ever experienced.
Little Dutch
04/01/2008 15:48:00
0
Oh and does anyone else find the current news that Gilberto is out of the team with "illness" slightly ominous?
Little Dutch
04/01/2008 15:49:00
0
I honestly felt sad for him when they showed his face right after Almunia saved Robbie Keane's penalty. But he deserved what he got after mouthing off to the press about Almunia and Wenger. But thanks anyway for the memories of the semi-finals and the unbeaten run, Jens. If I'm not mistaken, I think he was the only player to have featured in all the 49 games of the run.
WouldYouBelieveIt?!
04/01/2008 15:55:00
0
Think it's off - Jens' wage demands freaked em out http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/sport/football/premier_league/arsenal/article3129118.ece
nikolaijns
04/01/2008 15:56:00
0
gotta say, i thought the very same thing about the Gibber illness, LD. reading between the lines, you wonder whether it is actually signifying something deeper lying... »»Arsene Knows««
Wingston75
04/01/2008 15:57:00
0
It's crazy really. He's 38 and he probably wont play beyond Euro so much can he stand to make in this short period of time. If he's worried about wages and not about playing to get into the German squad, he might as well stay with us.
WouldYouBelieveIt?!
04/01/2008 16:00:00
0
Penalty saves from Riqeumle & Scholes, wonder saves from Solskaer & Raul, comedey double acts with Drogba, time wasting against Wigan......all moments I will cherish.
Rocky7
04/01/2008 16:00:00
0
But Mad Jens is also reportedly not happy enough with the money side of the offer. If he's really that keen to play for Germany in Euro 2008, I don't know what he's thinking. Maybe it's because of his reluctance to move his children out of London. But regardless, it's quite likely that we'll see him play for us one last time this Sunday. LD and those of you who're going, please give him a good farewell, as after all he's our Invincible Keeper and deserves a proper send-off (not sending-off!)
Louisa
04/01/2008 16:00:00
0
The thing is Wingers, it's hardly a new thing for Arsenal to do. Remember Edu and Wiltord getting "injuries" conveniently before the end of their contracts? (Edu must be the only player in history to have sprinted off the field with a badly broken foot).
Little Dutch
04/01/2008 16:13:00
0
LD - Even Ashley Cole was "injured" right up until the CL final!
Rocky7
04/01/2008 16:15:00
Page 1/2
  1. 1
  2. 2

Login to post a comment

Recent Arsenal Articles

Who Will Arsenal Face In 2016/17 (29/5/16)

All promotions and relegations for the season of 2015/16 have been confirmed, so the full make up of the Premier League for 2016/17 is now known.

No More Quarter Final Replays For Arsenal

Should Arsenal progress through to an FA Cup quarter final from the 2016/17 season onwards, the game will no longer be subject to a replay.

What Did Arsenal Earn In 2015/16

With the 2015-16 season behind us, the final television allocation money based on league positions have been confirmed.

Duo In Statistical Team Of The Season

Arsenal are represented in the latest Team of the Season concoction, and this is based on statistics.

Archived Vital Arsenal Articles

Vital Arsenal articles from

Site Journalists

Rocky7
Editor email
Profile
ClockEnd124
no email
Profile
Amos
no email
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

Player of the Year
Suggested By:
Petr Cech3%
Hector Bellerin9%
Mesut Ozil76%
Alexis Sanchez9%
Olivier Giroud3%
ScoopDragon Premier League Network Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
C Leicester City 38 23 12 3 81 32
2 Arsenal 38 20 11 7 71 29
3 Spurs 38 19 13 6 70 34
4 Man City 38 19 9 10 66 30
5 Man Utd 38 19 9 10 66 14
6 Southampton 38 18 9 11 63 18
7 West Ham 38 16 14 8 62 14
8 Liverpool 38 16 12 10 60 13
9 Stoke 38 14 9 15 51 -14
10 Chelsea 38 12 14 12 50 6
11 Everton 38 11 14 13 47 4
12 Swansea 38 12 11 15 47 -10
13 Watford 38 12 9 17 45 -10
14 WBA 38 10 13 15 43 -14
15 Crystal Palace 38 11 9 18 42 -12
16 AFC Bournemouth 38 11 9 18 42 -22
17 Sunderland 38 9 12 17 39 -14
R Newcastle 38 9 10 19 37 -21
R Norwich 38 9 7 22 34 -28
R Aston Villa 38 3 8 27 17 -49
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News

Recent Arsenal Results (view all)

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.Amos.13
2.Wyn Mills12
3.Naijagunner9
4.Galway Gooner6
5.Merlion963
6.Will-i-am102
7.phreddy2
8.NYArse1
9.Leon Kingsford1
10.julieloveshenry4ever1