There are rumblings that Jens Lehmann could be fit for tomorrows clash with Sevilla in the Champions League, and even if those rumours are untrue the fact is Arsene Wenger will have a selection problem when Lehmann does eventually declare himself fit.
Who should be Arsenal’s number one?
By going on this seasons records alone, Lehmann has played three games and won two – but has also made two huge mistakes in the process. Almunia meanwhile has played four games and won them all.
Can you argue with that?
Some people and critics of Almunia in particular will point out the Spaniards ‘nervous’ presence while playing in the first team but he has made vital saves at vital times. And while I have never been his biggest fan, Almunia has only conceded twice. One of which was a complete fluke by Kanu and the other was from a set-piece.
Lehmann on the other hand has gifted both of the goals he has conceded.
While technically Lehmann is the far superior goalkeeper, is he the right choice?
Almunia might not be the most confident keeper but he seems to have that something. He reminds me of Red Nose’s son. Look at Kasper Schmeichel – whenever I’ve seen him play he has a tendency to flail at certain balls into the box but somehow his team keep winning and manages to keep clean sheets.
And if Almunia finally feels like he is the number one his confidence would skyrocket.
If Barcelona can win the league with Victor Valdes then Arsenal could just do something with Alumunia.
And I never thought I would ever say that.