By Richard Clarke

Jens Lehmann will be sidelined for the next two weeks after picking up an Achilles injury.

The keeper, who played for Germany against England on Wednesday, will be replaced by Manuel Almunia for the game with Manchester City at Emirates Stadium on Saturday.

"Jens is out and he will miss two weeks I think," said Arsène Wenger on Thursday afternoon. "Maybe more - I don't know.

"He is going to see a specialist in Germany on Friday. He had this injury before but it has got much worse."

Otherwise, Arsenal will be boosted by the return of Emmanuel Adebayor after a groin injury and Gilberto following the Copa America. But there are still absentees.

"William Gallas (groin) is out and will be out for some time," said the manager. "Emmanuel Eboue (ankle) is out too. But Emmanuel Adebayor is back."

Gilberto is back in the squad but may not start. In the absence of the Brazilian and Gallas, Kolo Toure will captain the side.

Arsenal TV Online subscribers will be able to see the full interview with Arsène on Friday morning. In it, he talks about: the internationals, the Blackburn win, his comments afterwards, injuries, Sven Goran Eriksson and Micah Richards 


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Richard Clarke 23 Aug 2007