Wenger confirms goalkeeper signing

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Arsene Wenger today confirmed that Jens Lehmann has agreed to join Arsenal until the end of the season.

In his weekly press conference, the Arsenal boss told reporters that the former Gunners no.1 was near to penning a short-term deal which will see him become a back-up for Manuel Almunia.

With Lukasz Fabianski, Wojciech Szczesny and Vito Mannone all sidelined, Almunia was the Gunners' only fit senior goalkeeper, hence Wenger was forced to make a shock move to bring Lehmann back to the Emirates Stadium.

Earlier this week, Lehmann had commented that he was more than happy to help his former club in their time of need.

"I know this Arsenal team and I am sure we can go on and win the title. If I can play a part in that, so much the better," said the 41-year-old.


"It never crossed my mind that I might end up saving it [Arsenal's keeper crisis]. But when they asked me, I was more than happy to oblige."

Lehmann was part of Arsenal's famous Invincibles side which went an entire season unbeaten on their way to Barclays Premier League glory in 2004.


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