Former Arsenal goalkeeper, Jens Lehmann, is making headlines for all the wrong reasons. The German, who made over 200 appearances for Arsenal and played a pivotal role in their historic unbeaten title-winning season, is now facing a psychiatric review. This comes after a series of shocking incidents that have raised serious concerns about his behaviour.
Jens Lehmann was an integral part of Arsenal’s legendary “Invincibles” team. The German played in every match during their unbeaten Premier League title-winning season in 2003/04. Lehmann also boasts a remarkable UEFA Champions League record for the most consecutive clean sheets, going 853 minutes without conceding a single goal. However, his career has always had its share of controversy.
Lehmann’s Shocking Alleged Attack On Neighbour
Recent reports from the German outlet BILD have unearthed a disturbing pattern of behaviour. He now faces a psychiatric report in a German court for a suspected anti-social personality disorder. Criminal defence attorney Dr Adam Ahmed has shed light on the situation, stating, “These actions (of Lehmann) suggest a suspected diagnosis of anti-social personality disorder, in which the affected person has little empathy for others and often disregards rules and norms.”
In one of the most shocking incidents, Lehmann allegedly attacked his neighbour’s garage with a chainsaw in Bavaria because it blocked his view of Lake Starnberg. Surveillance cameras captured the 53-year-old causing the damage, an act that baffled many.
Lehmann’s alleged behaviour doesn’t stop there. He allegedly evaded parking fees at Munich Airport on two occasions by speeding under a barrier. Moreover, he reportedly insulted police officers when they attempted to confiscate his driving license after catching him using his phone while driving, resulting in a one-month ban. Lehmann’s confrontational approach to law enforcement is concerning, to say the least.
Psychiatric Review Ordered
Despite these allegations, Lehmann has denied any wrongdoing. He took to social media to proclaim his innocence, stating, “The allegations made against me are not true. The damage, as always, is the enormous damage to reputation and disregard for privacy.”
However, if these allegations lead to trial, BILD suggests that Lehmann’s criminal record may come back to haunt him. In 2016, he was fined over €40,000 for aiding and abetting an escape from an accident. Furthermore, in 2017, he faced a hefty fine of €170,000 for tax evasion. With this history, a suspended sentence is a looming possibility if he’s found guilty.