Jens Lehmann insists he isn't thinking of asking away from Arsenal in January.

"I know I will play for Arsenal again and think it may well be in our next game," he declared.

"Maybe this break has been good for me. Maybe I needed it. I never like being out of the team, but look what happened last time.

"The manager left me out for a few weeks three years ago and when I got my place back, I ended up having the best season of my career.

"I feel ready to come back and play to the same level again.

"I am absolutely convinced that I will play again and I am not even considering a transfer."