Football in Brief: Veteran Lehmann may face Rovers
Tuesday 29 March 2011
Jens Lehmann could make his first Arsenal appearance in almost three years in a reserve match at Wigan tonight. The veteran German, 41, came out of retirement earlier this month to ease the Gunners' goalkeeping crisis following injuries to Wojciech Szczesny and Lukasz Fabianski, which left Manuel Almunia as the only fit senior keeper. Manager Arsène Wenger is believed to be considering Lehmann for Saturday's visit of Blackburn.
Van Nistelrooy is a target, says Kean
Ruud van Nistelrooy is the latest star name to be linked with a move to Blackburn Rovers. The former Manchester United and Real Madrid forward, 34, is out of contract at Hamburg this summer and would fit club owners Venky's designs of signing a world star, following previous failed attempts to bring Ronaldinho and David Beckham to the club. "I can confirm we are interested," manager Steve Kean said.
Early kick-offs on Cup final day
The Premier League has moved five games to 12.45pm kick-offs on 14 May to avoid clashes with the FA Cup final on the same day. The final is taking place early this year as Uefa rules do not allow usage of Wembley for a fortnight prior to the Champions League final on 28 May. Five other games will be played on 15 May.
Latest in Sport
Karim Benzema to Arsenal: Real Madrid striker fuels speculation he will join Gunners with cryptic Instagram post
Memphis Depay scores amazing overhead kick from Wayne Rooney cross during Manchester United pre-season training
David De Gea to Real Madrid: Spanish club resume £28m pursuit after fending Manchester United off Sergio Ramos
Karim Benzema to Arsenal: Transfer news live - Angel Di Maria to leave Manchester United, Emmanuel Adebayor to Aston Villa
Manchester United forward Memphis Depay is not the strongest player in the squad as Luke Shaw and Ashely Young hail Tyler Blackett
- 1 Australia to impose 24-hour curfew on all cats to protect endangered species
- 2 The difference between a psychopath and a sociopath
- 3 Black and ethnic minority people twice as likely to be hit by Tory cuts than white people, report finds
- 4 Walter Palmer: Cecil the lion killer revealed to be American dentist
- 5 What TripAdvisor users think of 16 of the world's most popular landmarks
Yvette Cooper: Our choice is years of Tory rule under Jeremy Corbyn – or a return to a Labour government
Labour leadership contender Jeremy Corbyn says 'we can learn a great deal from Karl Marx'
I am the Jeremy Corbyn supporter that many will tell you doesn't exist
Public anger after French sunbather beaten up by gang for wearing a bikini in Reims park
Labour leadership: New poll shows party is now even 'less electable' than under Ed Miliband
Calais crisis: For desperate migrants it is 'England or death' as they brave dogs, riot police and speeding trains