Arsenal’s Jens Lehmann suing Germany number two Tim Wiese

Jens Lehmann, the goalkeeper who has recently returned to football on a short-term deal with Arsenal, is suing the Germany and Werder Bremen stopper Tim Wiese for damages in a legal dispute which is all set to go to court on Thursday.

Jens Lehmann

Lehmann is claiming damages of €20,000 from Wiese for disparaging remarkes made by the Bremen keeper, which amounted to a ‘serious breach of his personal rights’ according to a Munich district court today.

The 29-year-old German international Wiese is filing for the suit to be dismissed.

The dispute comes following criticism made by Lehmann, when working as a pundit on German television, saying that Wiese needed to have ‘been braver’ during a Champions League match against Tottenham Hotspur on September 14 – the match in northern Germany ending in a 2-2 draw.

In response Wiese said in the Bild newspaper that “Lehmann should join the Muppet show” whilst adding “the man belongs on the couch. Perhaps that will help him. Commit him – preferably to a closed institution.”

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