Friday, August 24, 2007
Apparently, Arsenal goalkeeper Jens Lehmann is out for two weeks with an "injury" just after he commits two major blunders in the first two League games of the year. Jens might still be a serviceable keeper at the moment, but it's very important that the situation not be allowed to deteriorate into David Seaman redux. Sometime soon, Arsene Wenger needs to figure out who his #1 goalkeeper is, and frankly I don't think he knows.
Unfortunately, situations like these (and Eduardo for that matter) have been a blind spot for Wenger. He can find talent better, cheaper, and younger than anybody else, but when it comes to first-team needs, he tends to hope there's enough in the cupboard when the time comes.