Lehmann - Wenger made mistake

Arsenal keeper feels manager was wrong to drop him

Lehmann: Unhappy

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Jens Lehmann does not believe Arsene Wenger should have dropped him when Manuel Almunia regained his fitness.

Lehmann began the season in goal for The Gunners but a combination of injury and poor form meant he lost his place to Almunia.

The Spaniard then suffered an injury in January and Lehmann was recalled to the side.

He was much more consistent and Lehmann feels he did enough to deserve a long run between the posts.

Instead Wenger opted to bring back Almunia for the dramatic 2-2 draw against Birmingham last month and Lehmann once again had to settle for a seat on the substitutes' bench.

The Germany international has now accused Wenger of missing an opportunity.

"I believe fate gave the manager the chance to make the right decision, but he did not take it," Lehmann said in the Daily Mail.