By Matt Fortune
Jens Lehmann is guaranteed at least one more game for Arsenal if he stays with the Club.
The German international kept his second successive clean sheet in the win over Newcastle, and Arsène Wenger revealed his delight at the professionalism demonstrated by the 38-year-old.
The Frenchman was also keen to point out that while Lehmann remains his 'FA Cup goalkeeper' the Gunners have a high chance of progression.
"I promised him that if he stays he will play in the FA Cup," said Wenger. "He is guaranteed one more game now.
"I am happy that he is rewarded and as long as he does not gain his place back, he will be difficult to beat in the FA Cup, as he knows that means games for him.
"You could wish that the Final would be his last game. But we are far from that.
"In every round he is highly up for it. You could still see that this guy at 38 comes in like he has never missed a game because he prepares so well every day.
"There is a huge respect for him inside the squad."Copyright 2013 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 28 Jan 2008