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.

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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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