By Chris Harris
Arsène Wenger will not stand in Jens Lehmann's way if the goalkeeper decides to leave Arsenal.
The experienced German international has not played a Premier League game since August and has been linked with a move to former club Borussia Dortmund as he seeks first-team football ahead of next summer's European Championship.
Wenger, who brought Lehmann to Arsenal in the summer of 2003, would be sorry to see the 38-year-old leave but he understands the keeper's situation.
"Jens Lehmann at the moment has not made up his mind," said Wenger.
"Once he has made up his mind that he wants to go, we'll see. I will be sorry to see him go but I don't want to take him out of the team and stop him from playing in the European Championship.
"Of course if we have two injuries with the goalkeepers [the situation can change], you must always go day by day, but if the situation remains like that and he says 'listen I have the only chance to play in the European Championship if I play somewhere' I will try to help him.
"I heard about Dortmund but I have had no contact with anybody."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 28 Dec 2007