Lehmann close to decision

13 April 2007 01:35
Arsenal goalkeeper Jens Lehmann has revealed he expects to make a decision on his future within the next seven days. Lehmann, 37, is out of contract at the end of the season and has so far rejected the opportunity to sign a 12-month extension to remain with the Gunners. The former Borussia Dortmund and Schalke keeper is believed to be looking for a two-year deal, but has revealed he is close to making a decision on his future. "I think there will be a decision within the next few days or next week," he told Arsenal TV Online. "I would like to play here, I have always said I would like to stay but it is a situation where no decision has been made yet. "It is difficult to talk about it." Lehmann arrived at Arsenal in 2003 as the long-term replacement for David Seaman and has made more than 150 appearances for the Gunners. Meanwhile, the former Germany international has admitted Saturday's Premiership clash with Bolton Wanderers is vital if Arsene Wenger's side are to hold off the Trotters and claim the final Champions League spot. He added: "It is one of the more important ones. "Hopefully, we will be more lucky than recently, scoring goals and not conceding and it will turn out a good result."

Source: ESA