Out-of-favour Lehmann to return for Arsenal

December 11, 2007

Veteran German goalkeeper Jens Lehmann is set to return to the Arsenal team for Wednesday night's final Champions League Group H clash against whipping boys Steaua Bucharest at Emirates Stadium.

Striker Robin van Persie will also be in the squad, having recovered from a knee problem which sidelined him since October, while midfielder Abou Diaby is fit again following a back problem.

Striker Nicklas Bendtner, centre-half Philippe Senderos and young Brazilian midfielder Denilson are all in contention, as manager Arsene Wenger looks to give his fringe players a chance to impress with one eye on Sunday's key Premier League game against Chelsea.

Cesc Fabregas (hamstring), Mathieu Flamini (thigh) and Alexander Hleb (Achilles) are all still sidelined.