Jens Lehmann is indeed returning as an Arsenal goalkeeper

LONDON ENGLAND - JANUARY 27: Jens Lehmann, pictured with Arsenal's current back four (yes, they have six in their back four now). (Deal with it).

The Guardian has reported that Arsène Wenger has confirmed that the once and future Arsenal goalkeeper Jens Lehmann has agreed to a contract which will see him in Gunners kit for the rest of the year:

"Lehmann is training with us and will sign for the rest of the season. We have no cover in the Premier League, so that is why I decided to bring Jens back. He has not signed but it [a contract] has been agreed."

Initially the former German international was set to work at the club with an aim towards getting his coaching badges underway, but now his role at the club will be considerably more active.  The 41-year old will likely not start any of Arsenal's ten remaining matches this season, serving instead as Manuel Almunia's emergency backup.

UPDATE: Official confirmation from the club here.

Given that Arsenal seem to have returned to form with their recent injuries (if that makes sense), however, it may not be long before a meteor lands on Almunia's right thumb, and Wenger has to reach up on top of the old wardrobe, through the dust, for the old standby, not that Lehmann is that rusty, having most recently played for Bundesliga side Vfb Stuttgart in 2010.

And even if that doesn't happen, some official will probably still find a way to show Lehmann a yellow card for something.

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