Arsenal stopper open to move

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Veteran Arsenal goalkeeper Jens Lehmann looks set to prolong his career even further, with a move to former club Schalke in the offing according to the London Evening Standard.

The 41-year-old officially retired from the game last year, but he answered Arsene Wenger's SOS call and re-joined Arsenal in March after the London based club suffered a goalkeeping injury crisis.

Lehmann played just once during his short stint at the Emirates, appearing in the 3-1 win over recently relegated Blackpool, and his re-emergence has sparked interest from his native Germany.

Schalke are looking for an experienced goalkeeper to act as cover to their new No. 1, 22-year-old Ralf Faehrmann.

German newspaper Stuttgarter Zeitung have reported that the Bundesliga club have given the former Gunner a chance to continue his professional career, by offering him a one-year contract.


A fans' favourite at Arsenal, Lehmann recently revealed that he'd be open to the idea of continuing his playing career for another season.

"From my performance [against Blackpool] I would be able to carry on playing," said the former Germany international. "My team-mates at Arsenal are always asking me if I'll still be here next season."

Lehmann began his career at Schalke and spent 10 years with the Bundesliga oufit, but his biggest success came at Arsenal, where he won both the Premier League and FA Cup.

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