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Wolfsburg still eye Lehmann

12 Dec 2007 - 07:25:46

Bundesliga club Wolfsburg are still keen to try and sign Arsenal's veteran goalkeeper Jens Lehmann in the January transfer window.

The 38-year-old has not featured for the Gunners since mid-August after losing his place to Manuel Almunia, although he will start against Steaua Bucharest in the Champions League on Wednesday evening.

Volkswagen - who are Wolfsburg's main sponsor - communications officer Stephan Gruhsem told Wolfsburger Nachrichten: "Things will start taking shape within the next one or two weeks.

"Lehmann would be able to get the match practice he so urgently needs ahead of the European Championships and we would get an excellent goalkeeper with huge experience and charisma.

"Lehmann would guarantee us five or six points in a season."

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger had earlier praised Lehmann for his attitude since losing his first-team spot, commenting: "His attitude has been fantastic.

"When you look at this man the one thing you cannot fault is he is a super professional. Jens is an example for everybody.

"For every goalkeeper it is good to practice, but at some stage you need to play at a competitive level. It is not a present. It is to keep him fit and competitive.

"If Jens plays well it does not create a problem. Why should it be a problem if a player plays well? It is a problem if he doesn't play well."


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