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Crazy German To Leave In The Summer

Crazy German To Leave In The Summer

Not that it was needed after Lehmann's comments over the season, and then the German's actions at the end of the game with Everton today, but Arsene & Jens have confirmed the stopper will leave Arsenal next week.

Lehmann was left to ride then pine at the beginning of the season after two unbelievable howlers, and comments made by the crazy German all but told us he would leave in the summer.

But today Wenger and Lehmann confirmed the worst kept secret in football.

Yes [that is the end of his Arsenal career]. That is why I brought him on. We have great respect for him,' Wenger told Sky Sports.

'He is a super professional and super talented. In the seven years I worked with Jens I could not fault him. He was focused every single day and worked very hard.'

Mad Jens thanked the fans in his farewell.'The moment at the end was an amazing feeling for me - after five years and a lot of emotional moments,'

'It was a great farewell for me and I am really grateful to the supporters and they will always stay in my heart. I really appreciated [coming on at the end]. In terms of success [during my Arsenal career], [the unbeaten season] was my highlight.'

'It was unfortunate that this season did not come to a deserved happy ending.'

I really think the way Jens conducted himself this season was a little embarrassing, but putting that aside, I'm really going to miss him.

I'm sure in 30 years time, I'll be stood in Bank of Friendship with my son and grandson regaling them with tails of a crazy German named Jens Lehmann. Cult hero.

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Date:Sunday May 4 2008
Time: 7:22PM


I love him! ! !
04/05/2008 19:31:00
did you see the difference when he came on today? Fabianski is nowhere near ready...
04/05/2008 19:50:00
Jens has written his page in the Arsenal history books right enough. A true one off - thankfully in many ways, but a memorable character and a very good keeper.
04/05/2008 19:52:00
A good servant to the club. Now on to today's game. Tis was a game that showed me one thing that I have suspected for some time, that Benthner is going to be far better player than Ade will ever be, the midfield of Denilson and Gilberto seemed to prefer to pass the ball to Benthner rather than Ade. This I belive is because Benthner has a much better first toutch than Ade, he also ran his legs off for ninty minuts wich is more than Ade or his new dance partner Eboue did. Final word on Flamini, I hope he has studyed the departures of Anelka, Edu, Pires, Overmars, Petit, Henry, Viera etc etc and realised hat the grass is not alwayes greener on the other side.
04/05/2008 19:56:00
another character leaves English footy!
04/05/2008 20:01:00
He will always be a favourate among the arsenal supporters. loved the way he used to wind up other players and get wind up himself. will never forget his penalty save vs Villareal. that is my most wonderful ever moment as a Gooner. the joy i felt on that night, even the unbeaten season happiness doesent quite come close to it. the most amazing n breath taking moment in my life as a Gooner, and i'm grateful to Jens for giving that to me all of us. you'll be missed and never be forgotten Jens. Our crazy German legend will always remain in our hearts..
04/05/2008 20:58:00
I loved it last year when he and Drogba had a diving contest on the field at Stamford Bridge. That and the penalty save versus Villareal will be something I always remember about Jens. Good luck this summer and wherever you might go after that big fellow.
04/05/2008 21:03:00
Armory - have to completely disagree, Bendtner's touch was awful today, nothing stuck.
04/05/2008 21:28:00
Gooner_vin were we watching the same game, he time and again picked up the ball and ran at the defence made a good pass and got him self into position, his worst pass was problably the one to trarore which resulted in a goal.
04/05/2008 21:44:00
Armory, we sure were, I was at the game and myself and those around me were all commenting on how the ball wasn't always sticking when it got to him.
04/05/2008 21:49:00
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