Jens Lehmann has never been a man to mince his words, so it’s unsurprising that he has viewed Arsenal’s decision to sell Robin van Persie to Manchester United in uncompromising terms.
Having praised Lukas Podolski for his instant impact at the Emirates, Lehmann made clear that Arsene Wenger was absolutely right to cash-in on his former captain following his public betrayal.
“When you see a player wants to leave for money reasons and probably because he thinks that somewhere else it is easier to win, you have to let him go,” Lehmann told Laureus.com.
“Particularly when he has only one year on his contract and when he played the first season without an injury in eight or nine years.”
While we fans are always quick to stick the knife into departing players, their former teammates are often rather coquettish when it comes to doing the same. It’s nice therefore that a player who will live long in the memory for his exploits with the ‘Invincibles’ is willing to dismiss Van Persie’s twattishness with one swipe of his big Teutonic hand.
Arseblog News hails Jens’ honesty.