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Wenger says Lehmann still has a chance to break back into the team

Wenger says Lehmann still has a chance to break back into the team

Jens Lehmann still has a future at Arsenal.
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger said Sunday that the German goalkeeper, who turned 38 on Saturday, could break back into the team.
Lehmann has not played for Arsenal since Aug. 19, when he allowed a shot from David Dunn to slip through his hands in a 1-1 draw with Blackburn.
Lehmann can talk to other clubs in the January transfer window, but Wenger might not be willing to sell.
"If the situation is still like this in January we will see," Wenger said. "We are still in November. November and December is plenty of time to win his place back.
"He is up for the challenge because he is 200 percent professional."
Manuel Almunia has become Arsenal's first-choice goalkeeper, with Lukasz Fabianski as his backup.
"Jens wants to play because he thinks he is the best keeper," Wenger said. "It makes it worse to put him in and out again. He has done nothing wrong. Almunia has been in the team and the team is doing well. It is as simple as that."
Almunia is set to start Arsenal's Premier League match at Reading on Monday.
Lehmann joined Arsenal in July 2003 from Borussia Dortmund. The 30-year-old Almunia joined Arsenal in July 2004.


Updated : 2021-10-23 23:29 GMT+08:00