The final home game of the season saw an end to a truly eventful Arsenal career, Love him or hate him Jens Lehmann will always have a special place in our hearts.
From 2003–2008 Jens has entertained us with his breathtaking saves and moments of madness, On the pitch Jens is nothing more then a true winner who hates to lose, Off the pitch he is a softly spoken gentle giant. Replacing David Seaman was never going to be an easy job, But Jens has achieved so much at Arsenal and some would even say more then Seaman?
In 2003-2004 Jens was key to Arsenal going the whole season unbeaten and becoming champions. He helped Arsenal to keep record “longest unbeaten league run” (49 league matches unbeaten)
In 2005 Lehmann put in a man-of-the-match performance against Manchester United in the FA Cup final. He made several important saves and demonstrated great positional sense to keep the score 0–0 after E/T and then crucially saved Scholes shot in the penalty shootout, which Arsenal won 5–4.
In 2006-2007 He was a key factor in his side’s first-ever accession to the Champions League final,During their run Arsenal broke the record for the most consecutive clean sheets in the Champions League with ten, breaking the record of seven that Milan had set just one year before. That run formed the bulk of an 853-minute spell without conceding a goal, overtaking the CL record for an individual goalkeeper set by Edwin van der Sar.
On the 4th may 2008 vs Everton He was given a standing ovation at the final whistle as he bowed and clapped to the fans. Later that day, Wenger confirmed that it was Lehmann’s farewell appearance.
From all of the members of www.goonerforum.com We would like to say thank you and god bless.
Favorite memory of Jens?
For me it has to be the penalty save in the last min of the champions league semi final away to Villarreal.
Some more classic moments
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