Well, it looks like our earlier poll is now moot, with Arsenal boss Arsenal Wenger this evening confirmed that keeper Jens Lehmann will miss at least the next three games having picked up an injury during Germany’s victory over England on Wednesday night.
Mad Jens apparently aggravated an Achilles tendon injury that he has been nursing for some time. The setback effectively forces Wenger’s hand in bringing in a replacement goalie following Lehmann’s embarrassing howlers in the first two league matches of the season.
Le Prof revealed, “Jens is out and he will miss two weeks, I think. Maybe more, I don’t know. He is going to see a specialist in Germany on Friday. He had this injury before, but it got much worse.”
Lehmann put in yet another patchy performance during his international duty at Wembley, but nothing as bad as the blunders that resulted in Arsenal gifting goals to Fulham on the opening day of the new campaign and Blackburn on Sunday – the only two goals Arsenal have conceded this season.
Wenger will now be pondering who to give the call as Lehmann’s replacement – Manuel Almunia or summer signing Lukasz Fabianski? Arsene, if you’re in any doubt, we’ll post up a new poll on who the Arensal Pies regulars think should replace Jens in a jiffy.
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