Lehmann speaks on Almunia and Fabregas situations
Jens Lehmann is an optimist when it comes to matters about his old club.
The 40-year-old finally hung up his gloves last month after 22 long years as a goalkeeper. And despite ending his career at Stuttgart, Arsenal is still fresh in Lehmann’s memory.
The poor form of Manuel Almunia has caused concerns over who should be Wenger’s first choice shot-stopper next season, but Arsenal’s former No. 1 feels his one-time rival looked good enough when he last saw him.
Lehmann admits he missed much of Almunia’s campaign but witnessed the bright side of the Spaniard during the home clash with Barcelona.
“To be honest, I did not follow Arsenal that closely but I did see Almunia’s performance against Barcelona and it was absolutely world class for me. But I can’t really judge because I did not see the rest of the season”
Another cause for concern at Arsenal this summer is Cesc Fabrgeas’ future, but Lehmann is certain Wenger will find a replacement should his skipper leave.
“Of course, it would be a disappointment for the Arsenal fans and the club (if Fabregas was to leave) because he was the main man during recent years but you have to move on as a club and if players want to move, you can’t force them to stay.”
“I think Arsene Wenger will find a good replacement if he leaves – probably some more matured players – and they will be up for the title again.”