Arsenal's Hleb: Axe left Lehmann very angry

Alex Hleb has revealed Arsenal teammate Jens Lehmann was furious when he was first axed for Manuel Almunia.

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Hleb revealed: "At first when Jens was not picked, he was very angry. He did not speak any more.

"He has a good heart - as long as we speak about private things.

"But when he stands on the training ground, he becomes a different person. The way he acts there sometimes needs getting used to."

Hleb does not believe boss Arsene Wenger was plotting to replace Lehmann, 38.

He said: "I don't think it was part of a big plan from Wenger. Jens had a few problems, that's why Almunia got his chance. Almunia is very popular."

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