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Arsenal's Lehmann admits retirement on agenda

Arsenal goalkeeper Jens Lehmann admits he could retire after this summer's European Championships.

"I don't know what I will do after the summer," he told fifa.com. "I will play the European Championships and then it depends on whether I get a good offer. If I do, I might play on another two years, and if not, I probably might retire.

"It is very difficult (to be on the bench), very hard, particularly when I see the performances on the pitch. Sometimes you have to accept it - even after I played a couple of games and was dropped again."

The 38-year-old was close to leaving for Borussia Dortmund in January but opted to stay for both personal and professional reasons.

"I was very close (to leaving) but I stayed for several reasons. My experience from AC Milan, who I left too early, was one thing, and my family situation - I didn't want to take my kids out of school here. There was also the belief that I still can win something here and be part of it."

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