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Arsenal boss Wenger reveals clear-the-air Lehmann talks

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger admits he held clear-the-air talks with goalkeeper Jens Lehmann last week.

"I had a meeting with Jens last Friday and he is not capable of playing at the moment," said Wenger. "I know what is happening and he is not on his way out of the club." "Jens has a scan today I. He is never happy when he is injured and he is never happy when he is not playing," he said.

"Whether he is still number one or not goes from game to game. I have the highest respect for Jens.

"I brought him here four years ago wand made him our number one. Since then he has always been number one.

"But saying Jens will be first choice when he gets back from injury is asking me to say that no matter how well Almunia plays, he will always be dropped for Jens.

"You can never say that to a player because it means his performance is not important.

"Of course at the start of the season we lost number one but now the number two has come in we have to give him a chance.

"But you make choices like this when everyone is fit. Almunia is good enough to give me a selection problem."

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