Lehman announces retirement

FORMER Arsenal goalkeeper Jens Lehmann has announced his desire to retire at the end of the 2009/10 season.

FORMER Arsenal goalkeeper Jens Lehmann has announced his desire to retire at the end of the 2009/10 season.

The veteran shot stopper turns 40-years-old in November and announced today on German television: “…after this season it's finished for me, I've had enough, it'll be time to try something else.”

Earlier this year Lehmann expressed his concerns: "It is very difficult (to be on the bench), very hard, particularly when I see the performances on the pitch. Sometimes you have to accept it - even after I played a couple of games and was dropped again."

Rumours circulated that the 39-year-old would move to Borussia Dortmund last January, but the played opted out of a transfer.


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Ultimately he has chosen to end his days as a professional footballer with his current club, honouring his original two year contract with Stuttgart.

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