By Chris Harris

Arsène Wenger will not be drawn into a debate over which of his goalkeepers deserves to start Arsenal's next game.

The Frenchman last week coaxed Jens Lehmann out of retirement at the age of 41 to act as cover for Manuel Almunia while Wojciech Szczesny, Lukasz Fabianski and Vito Mannone nurse injuries, and the former Germany international was on the bench for Saturday's 2-2 draw at West Brom.

The game was notable for an Almunia error that gifted the Baggies their second goal and the Spaniard's place in the team was questioned by reporters afterwards. Wenger gave an update on Lehmann's progress since re-signing for the Club but refused to go further.

"I do not want to get into that [debate] now. We have two weeks [until we play Blackburn]," he said.

"Lehmann is like a guy who has not been in goal for a long time but who has kept his body fit. He has the basic physical fitness, he needs little bit of decision-making practice in goal."

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21 Mar 2011