German international goalkeeper Jens Lehmann is out of Arsenal: that according to Sky Sports and Borussia Dortmund. The German club has confirmed that agreements have been reached with the 38-year goalkeeper and that this month the player is return to the club that he spent four years at before joining the Londoners.
This is what Dortmund manager Michael Zorc told the German newspaper Bild:
All things between us and Lehmann have now been agreed and we are in constant contact. They have nothing to do with BVB, we are all in financial agreement.
However Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has dismissed such claims as declared by the German club. The player himself hasn’t said anything but there’s little doubt that Lehmann would be the happiest person in the world to leave the Emirates.
Since the start of this season, Lehmann has constantly discovered himself warming the substitutes’ bench. He has played only a handful of games as manager Wenger has made it obvious that he prefers Manuel Almunia. The move to Dortmund would guarantee Lehmann more starts and that should ensure that he gets to play for Germany in the Euro 2008 finals in the summer.