Jens Lehmann has rejoined Arsenal until the end of the season, manager Arsene Wenger has announced.
The Gunners boss has been looking to ease his goalkeeping crisis with Lukasz Fabianski, Wojciech Szczesny and Vito Mannone all out injured, leaving Wenger with only Manuel Almunia as an available senior goalkeeper.
And he has now turned to 41-year-old Lehmann, who made 1999 appearances during a five-year stint with Arsenal, on a monthly rolling contract.
Wenger told the club’s official website: “Jens Lehmann is a great short-term signing for us and will be a valuable asset during a crucial time of the season.
“He knows the club very well, is vastly experienced and will also be an extremely positive influence in the dressing room during his time with us.”
And Lehmann, who retired from the game last summer, added: “I'm very excited to be rejoining Arsenal.
“I have kept myself fit since the end of last season and I'm ready to contribute at any time for the team.
“I have many great memories from my previous time at the Club and Arsenal has always had a place in my heart.
“It's special to be coming back. I can't wait to start working with the team again and I look forward to contributing as much as I can, both on and off the pitch during this time.”