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Lehmann commits to Arsenal: I won't leave

Jens Lehmann insists he will stay at Arsenal, even though he has lost his status as first-choice keeper at the Emirates Stadium, reports the Daily Mail.

"I want to stay with Arsenal until the end of the season," Lehmann told a press conference here head of Germany's Euro 2008 qualifier against Cyprus in Hanover.

"I have a responsibility with regard to my family and for my children, even if I were not to regain my place.

"I cannot just leave like that before the season ends," he added.

The 38-year-old admitted he has received several offers from other clubs, without giving precise details.

But he again criticised Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger, who has chosen Spaniard Manuel Almunia instead of the German since mid-August.

"I believe a manager must be honest with his players," said Lehmann.

"During the two talks I had with him about my contract extension he gave me no indication of what he was going to do," said Lehmann, who has been with Arsenal since 2003.

"I would like to be in the head of my manager, but I cannot answer your questions for him," he added.

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