Arsenal goalkeeper Jens Lehmann says his first minute gaffe against Fulham was the worst of his career.

Lehmann said: "I have never taken such a woeful first touch in my entire career. I first wanted to play the ball out to my left. However, I changed my mind midway through.

"If that is the way the season begins for me, it can only get better."

Lehmann's cock-up stunned Germany coach Joachim Low, who was watching on TV.

He said: "A goalkeeper of Jens' class will commit a blunder like that only once or twice in his entire career."