The German had big shoes to fill in his first season by replacing the legendary David Seaman in goal. Overall, he did a decent job by keeping 15 clean sheets and conceding 26 goals in 38 games.
Lehmann later played a big role in Arsenal’s FA Cup success in 2004/05 and in reaching the 2006 Champions League final. He was even named the competition’s best goalkeeper that year.
After leaving in 2008, Lehmann returned three years later to help Arsenal out in a goalkeeping injury crisis.
Today, he now works a pundit on German television and actively takes part in several charity projects.
Lehmann has also tried his luck in coaching through two brief spells as an assistant at Arsenal and FC Augsburg.