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"Lehmann can leave, but all that matters in football is what you do on the pitch," explained Wenger. "You have to show super professionalism.
"To be fair to Lehmann he has responded to the situation with absolute professionalism. He works harder than ever before. He has shown he is a top-level professional."
''My contract runs to June 30, 2006 and I'd like to stay at Arsenal until then,'' confirmed Lehmann to Kicker.
''I like playing here. I'm working hard and I assume I'll play again soon.
''If I'm playing half a year before the World Cup that should be good enough.
''And if I'm on the bench now but playing again in February then everything is fine.''
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has insisted he will not be moving for a new goalkeeper in January.
Reports are insistent that Wenger is looking for a new number one, with Antti Niemi, Shay Given, Jussi Jaaskelainen, Robert Green and Mark Schwarzer all linked.
Wenger is reportedly unhappy with his current crop of keepers, with Jens Lehmann falling behind Manuel Almunia in the pecking order - even though the Spaniard has struggled in recent games.
The Arsenal chief admits he likes both Niemi and Given, but he insists that he is not planning on making a move for a new goalkeeper.
Borussia director of football Christian Hochstatter admits the club could well submit an offer during the transfer window.
"Normally, such a transfer would be difficult to achieve, but if Jens sits on the bench for much longer, then who knows what happens?" he stated.
"When somebody like Lehmann becomes available then you've certainly got to consider it."
Arsenal's out-of-favour Germany international Jens Lehmann has finally broken his silence about being dropped by manager Arsene Wenger.
The experienced goalkeeper has told Bild that he is hopeful of winning back the number one jersey at Highbury.
The 35-year-old shot stopper, who left former UEFA Champions League winners Borussia Dortmund in 2003 before helping the North Londoners to win the double last term, sat out his eighth straight match when his team-mates managed a 3-1 away win over London rivals Charlton Athletic on New Year's Day.
"I am convinced that I'll be soon playing again," declared Lehmann, who knows that he will not be able to star for his country at the 2006 World Cup if he fails reclaim his first team status with The Gunners.
Lehmann, who has also starred for Schalke and Milan, is not overly impressed by the form of Spaniard Manuel Almunia, who currently is Wenger's first choice.
"After watching our last games, I can't see that Almunia would be any better than I am," said Lehmann, who refused to comment on the list of blunders his former understudy has made in the past few weeks.
Lehmann's comments suggest that he is willing to fight for his place and will not jump at the chance to leave Highbury during this month's transfer window, despite being the target of Bundesliga club Borussia Monchengladbach, where manager Dick Advocaat is keen to bring in a new keeper.
Jens Lehmann has admitted that Arsene Wenger offered him the chance to quit Highbury.
The German custodian has been playing second-fiddle to Manuel Almunia in recent weeks and has made clear his frustration at his predicament.
Lehmann will be hopeful of reclaiming his starting spot after yet another poor display from Almunia in The Gunners' loss at Bolton on Saturday.