Cesc Fabregas says Arsenal's players are happy to have Manuel Almunia playing behind them in goal.

German stopper Jens Lehmann, 37, hit out at Almunia by claiming: "Almunia has yet to show he can win matches.

"I know what the other players expect from the goalkeeper. I can't imagine that Almunia will be able to handle that."

But Almunia's fellow Spaniard Fabregas, 20, declared: "We feel VERY secure when Manuel is between the posts!

"The only thing I can say is that, right now, Almunia is doing very well.

"I've known him for three years and I know what he is capable of.

"But we'll see what happens and if the coach will decide to bring back Jens.

"It's not a decision I can take as it is a matter for the coach."