Jens Lehmann “Thanks for the memories”

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 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

Club Season Premiership FA Cup League Cup Europe Others Total
App App App App App App
Arsenal 2007–08 7 3 0 3 0 13
2006–07 36 0 0 8 0 44
2005–06 38 0 0 8 1 47
2004–05 28 5 0 7 1 41
2003–04 38 5 0 10 1 54
Subtotal 147 13 0 36 3 199

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12 Responses to Jens Lehmann “Thanks for the memories”

  1. Farrukh says:

    My favourite was the champions league run… I think Raul hit the post and Lehmann was stranded, the ball came back to Raul and somehow Lehmann came out of nowhere to palm away Raul’s shot… fantastic save!

  2. Farrukh says:

    PS: Goodbye and Good Luck to Jens.

    Thank you so much for the good memories.

  3. James says:

    Shit, if only we had more players like him – players with character and a never say die attitude. Maybe this squad needs more Germans, they’ve got fucking balls. Lehmann is probably my favourite Arsenal keeper ever – a true professional.

  4. Mr. Arsenal says:

    What a great compilation.
    Jens is without the best GK I have seen at the arsenal.
    A true legend!

  5. Sharad says:

    James ., true. I second that!

  6. Sharad says:

    Jens Lehman will always be an Arsenal legend …my favourite Arsenal goalkeeper ever! A special place do u occupy Jens!

  7. jD says:

    Lehman your a complete nut, but i know your better then Almunia that is why u where so frustrated this season, ne wayz thanx for being a loyal arsenal player all the best in the future mate

  8. Jock says:

    Good luck in the future lehman, great arsenal career. Highs and lows.

  9. Motorhead says:

    always luv ya man
    hope u win the euro 2008

  10. samk says:

    Jens in goal wouldve meant silverware this season FACT

  11. Great compilation! He’ll be sorely missed.

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