By Chris Harris
 
Jens Lehmann will be gone from football next season but, according to Arsène Wenger, he will never be forgotten.
 
The 40-year-old goalkeeper hangs up his gloves when the Bundesliga campaign ends on May 8 and he will have a glittering career to look back on after winning League titles in three different countries and earning 61 caps for Germany.
 
Lehmann made 199 appearances during a five-year spell with Arsenal and kept goal during the ‘Invincibles' season of 2003/04. He also made penalty saves which won the FA Cup in 2005 and took Arsenal to a first Champions League Final in 2006, but Wenger will remember Lehmann for his character as much as his ability.
 
"First of all, I remember everything - nobody forgets Jens Lehmann!" said Wenger with a smile.
 
"He is a special case. But for me, as a football lover, [he is] a special positive case because he wants always to be perfect, to give his best and is ready for a fight.
 
"I have the highest respect for Jens Lehmann for what he has achieved but as well overall for his attitude. He is intelligent, highly-motivated, ready to win and I believe everybody at this Club respects him highly and wishes him well."

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