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Arsenal boss Wenger can't guarantee Lehmann place

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger admits he was unlikely to have recalled Jens Lehmann for the weekend's derby against Tottenham.

Manuel Almunia is set to continue in goal on Saturday because of an elbow injury to German Lehmann.

Asked if Wenger would have brought the veteran - who made a couple of high-profile mistakes this season - back were he fit, the Arsenal boss replied: "At the moment I don't know, I didn't really wonder 'Do I do that?'.

"I knew on Wednesday Jens couldn't play, so, for me it's continuity at the moment."

As to who was his first-choice goalkeeper, Wenger quipped: "We will see, it is down to them.

"That is not the only difficult decision I have to make because there's competition in every position now.

"Do I play Gilberto or not on Saturday, because he only comes back tomorrow [Friday], so it's very open for Saturday's game."

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