‘I wore these for 48 consecutive games at Arsenal… can you guess what year?’: Jens Lehmann shows off his own little piece of Invincibles memorabilia as former shot-stopper shares snap of his 2004 gloves
- Jens Lehmann has shared a snap of a pair of his gloves from his Arsenal days
- The former German international invited fans to guess when he had worn them
- They are the gloves he wore during Arsenal’s Invincibles run in 2003 and 2004
Jens Lehman has shared his very own piece of Invincibles history with Arsenal fans on Twitter.
The German shot-stopper was a commanding figure at the back for Arsene Wenger’s side as they lifted the Premier League trophy in 2004 after going the entire season unbeaten.
The Gunners went on to continue that form into the following season, going 49 matches without defeat, before a controversial 2-0 defeat at Old Trafford by Manchester United brought the run to halt. During that run, Lehmann played in a staggering 47 of those fixtures.
Jens Lehmann has shared his own little piece of Invincibles history on Twitter on Wednesday
The former Arsenal shot-stopper shared an image of the gloves he wore in 2003 and 2004
And harking back to those days, Lehmann shared a snap of the tools he used to keep so many sides at bay during that run.
‘I wore these gloves for 48 consecutive games @Arsenal in the @premierleague,’ he wrote. ‘Can you guess what year this was in?’
Lehmann kept 19 cleansheets for Arsenal during their run to the title, with the gunners conceding just 26 goals during the 2003-04 campaign. The 48th fixture for which he wore the gloves was that defeat against United.
Speaking to beIN Sports earlier this year about his time at Arsenal, the former Germany international spoke about the one mistake he felt the club made in the aftermath of that incredible season.
‘In 2008 Gilberto Silva and myself were the last guys from that team, and a year before they changed Thierry Henry, Patrick Viera, Martin Keown was leaving already in 2004, but within two years they got rid of all the personalities,’ he said.
‘I said Gilberto and myself we were the last ones and I was coming to the dressing room when I had my little comeback and there were guys like Robin Van Persie, Cesc Fabregas, Alex Hleb, Thomas Rosicky.
Lehmann now works as a TV pundit but is seeking to make his first move into management
‘All young guys and after one good game, they thought I’m on the top of the hierarchy, but you could feel that there was no hierarchy because they were too young to lead at the time.’
The 51-year-old is currently working as a TV pundit in Germany, but has been toying with the idea of making his first move into management.
Having previously enrolled on the coaching staff at Arsenal and Augsburg, he was linked with the vacant managerial position at Scottish Premiership side Dundee United this summer, before the role was awarded to former Tranmere Rovers boss Micky Mellon.
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