Arsenal fans lavish praise on Lehmann

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 thenΒ 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: