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Jens Lehmann to do a David Seaman – reports

No, he’s not growing a ponytail. Our reserved and highly modest German number one is being tipped for a January move to Manchester City – the same path trodden by David Seaman when he left Arsenal in 2003.

Lehmann, who turns 38 next month, has not played for the Gunners since committing two errors in as many games at the start of the season. His second gaffe, away at Blackburn on August 19, cost Arsenal two points – the only ones they have dropped all campaign.

With Manuel Almunia performing adequately in his place and the highly-rated new recruit, Lucasz Fabianski chomping at the bit to be given a go, Lehmann’s days seem numbered.

And according to The Sun, City manager Sven Goran Eriksson is preparing a £1m move for the former AC Milan star when the transfer window opens in the New Year.

They suggest the Swede wants Lehmann “to add some experience to his goalkeeper choices while Kasper Schmiechel, 20 and Joe Hart, 20 continue their development.”

If, like me, you love having Jens keep goal for us, despite his well-documented hair-trigger temper, you may suggest we could surely do with Jens sticking around to pass on his wealth of experience to his younger colleagues.

Yet considering his public dismissal of team-mate Almunia as a top goalkeeper, is not hard to see why his position in the Arsenal changing room may have become untenable.

And to think, at the start of the season, Arsene Wenger had suggested Lehmann would be one of his ‘unofficial captains’, helping his young squad to develop and flourish.

What do you make of the reports? Will you be sad to see Lehmann leave? Or can you barely wait for him to pack his bags? Tell us what YOU think…

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Posted by Mo Khan on October 11, 2007 10:46 AM in News
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JENS TO STAY AT ARSENA>>>TO THE END!!!Watch this space!

Posted by: john gosling | October 11, 2007 4:52 PM

Surely 1 million pounds is too little for Lehmann. I'm not really up to date on keeper prices, but that just seems... low.

Posted by: Adam | October 11, 2007 5:38 PM

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