Jens Lehmann initially turned out for Arsenal between 2003 and 2008 – making 147 Premier League appearances for the Gunners before leaving for Stuttgart.
The 61-time Germany international then returned to Arsenal in the latter stages of the 2011-12 campaign due to an injury crisis which left the club with just one fit senior goalkeeper.
As it transpired, Lehmann, who also represented Schalke 04, AC Milan and Borussia Dortmund during his career, made his 200th Arsenal appearance in April 2011, before retiring from professional football at the end of the season.
The 48-year-old is now amongst Arsene Wenger’s coaching staff at Arsenal, and the club’s Twitter account paid tribute to the German throughout Monday afternoon.
As expected, a number of the Arsenal fans responded with their favourite memories of the former goalkeeper, and there is absolutely no question that he is one of the most popular players to ever turn out for the Gunners.
Arsenal supporters absolutely love Lehmann, and a selection of the Twitter reaction can be seen below:
This guy 🙌🏻🙌🏻🙌🏻
— Ryan (@arsenalking7) April 10, 2018
— Ciaran Fletcher (@fletcher_ciaran) April 10, 2018
Still better than Petr Cech
— Kingsley (@gunnerazzurri) April 10, 2018
His whole Arsenal career
— Slowpoke1015 [IVI] (@AaronHook1) April 10, 2018
Without doubt the time we won the league at WHL and he refused to celebrate because he was annoyed that we only drew the match. What a guy.
— Ben Smith (@Smith14) April 10, 2018
every day,every hours every seconds,every moment about him is my favorite.
— Daniel Chidemma Park (@ChidemmaPark) April 10, 2018
A long list. Probably Fa cup final 2005.
— Mark Wilson (@Wilsonmark90) April 10, 2018
— Jon H Archer (@jonnyapb) April 10, 2018
My favorite moment was his entire arsenal career, the bad and the good ones, he was without a doubt one of the greatest goalkeepers in the history. The fact that Wenger choose Almunia over him is an absolute disgrace & insult to this day. #WengerOut
— Kevin Darvish (@kevindarvish) April 10, 2018
Every moment😁 it was never Dull, great stopper, as well as seaman.
— Daniel Smith (@DannyZucko1) April 10, 2018