Wenger denies January exit plan for Lehmann

December 7, 2007

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has denied that goalkeeper Jens Lehmann is set for a return to Germany in the January transfer window.

The 38-year-old has fallen behind Manuel Almunia in the pecking order at the Emirates Stadium this season and has not featured in the starting XI since the 1-1 draw with Blackburn on August 19.

Bundesliga side Wolfsburg are just one of the clubs tipped to offer Lehmann a route back to his homeland, but Wenger insists the German international remains in his plans.

On rumours that Lehmann will be on his way, Wenger told ArsenalTV Online: 'No, it's not true. It's only newspaper talk because nothing concrete has been discussed between me and Jens and nothing between me and Wolfsburg.

'At the moment I do not want to speculate on any movement in the transfer window. We want to focus on our games and Jens is part of that.'