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What was this man doing on a top-four English Premier League club? Manuel Almunia's constant transition between brilliant and bad managed to fool the Arsenal hierarchy into keeping him as first-choice keeper for more than three years.
In 2010, he was so bad that Arsenal recalled their former, and retired, goalkeeper Jens Lehmann on a short-term contract to back up Almunia. After an embarrassing few games, Manuel watched from the bench injured as Lehmann helped Arsenal to a 3-1 win at Blackpool.
He was so bad, in fact, that once former second string goalkeeper Wojciech Szczęsny returned from injury, Lehmann dropped to back up Szczęsny and Almunia was relegated to third-string goalie.
He did not play for Arsenal again for the rest of the year.
He has not played international football, and I will feel sorry for Spain or England should they ever trust him to keep the ball out of the net, as he is not trustworthy enough to keep a blind man from traffic.