Arsenal keeper is a lover not a hater – honest

Well, according to him anyway, although Manuel Almunia may beg to differ. After all, there’s no reason why Arsenal’s Spanish keeper would make up a lie about Lehmann’s hostility towards him, especially as he’s Arsene Wenger’s number one pick these days.

Nevertheless, The Guardian reports that the German cat has denied that he hates anyone, apart from Chris Moyles and Sharon Osbourne (understandable in both cases, COS thinks). The big cuddly bear that is Jens reveals he had a little chuckle when he read Manuel’s comments.

“I do not hate anybody in the world,” said Lehmann. “I saw Almunia’s comments and they made me laugh more than anything else. I was just disappointed that I could not have prevented the defeat at Manchester United.”

Yes, it must be really funny sitting down at the breakfast table, tucking into some cold meats and cheese only to read that your team-mate suspects you hate them. Here at COS, we’re disappointed that Lehmann is leaving England in the summer as he’s provided us with plenty of entertainment. However, it’s safe to say that these sentiments won’t be shared by the majority of the Arsenal squad.

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