By Richard Clarke

Arsène Wenger had no doubts about selecting Jens Lehmann for tonight's game at Sparta Prague.

The Arsenal keeper made a howler after just 52 seconds of the season's opener against Fulham on Sunday when he failed to clear his lines and allowed David Healy to score. However the 37-year-old WILL play this evening after his manager pledged full support.

"Jens made a big mistake," said Wenger. "But in your career you need luck whether it is early or late.

"His luck this time was that the team won, and certainly he was the happiest player in the dressing room after the game.

"He will play tonight. I would not think to take the player out because, apart from making the mistake, he had a very good game against Fulham and that also shows some strength."

Copyright 2014 The Arsenal Football Club plc. Permission to use quotations from this article is granted subject to appropriate credit being given to www.arsenal.com as the source Richard Clarke 15 Aug 2007