Sport Thierry Henry and Robert Pires are both training with Arsenal but Arsene Wenger insists he won't be making a move to bring them back to the club

Henry is currently training with the Gunners along with Robert Pires but Wenger insists that he will not be making a move to bring the striker back for a third spell with the club

Van Persie and Fabregas boost Arsenal with Rovers return

Arsenal are optimistic that striker Robin van Persie, captain Cesc Fabregas and winger Theo Walcott could all be fit to face Blackburn Rovers on Saturday, a game the club must win if they are to sustain the pressure on Premier League leaders Manchester United.

Jens Lehmann appearance gives Arsene Wenger selection headache

Veteran goalkeeper Jens Lehmann faces an anxious wait to see whether he will make a remarkable comeback for Arsenal in the Barclays Premier League this weekend.

Arsenal wait as Robin van Persie suffers injury on international duty

Arsene Wenger will be keeping his fingers crossed Arsenal striker Robin van Persie gets lucky and has not suffered another serious injury setback while on international duty with Holland.

Jens Lehmann concedes two playing for Arsenal reserves

Veteran goalkeeper Jens Lehmann returned to action for Arsenal for the first time in almost three years with a run-out for the reserves today in their 2-1 defeat at Wigan.

Football in Brief: Veteran Lehmann may face Rovers

Jens Lehmann could make his first Arsenal appearance in almost three years in a reserve match at Wigan tonight. The veteran German, 41, came out of retirement earlier this month to ease the Gunners' goalkeeping crisis following injuries to Wojciech Szczesny and Lukasz Fabianski, which left Manuel Almunia as the only fit senior keeper. Manager Arsène Wenger is believed to be considering Lehmann for Saturday's visit of Blackburn.

Lehmann in line for recall after Wenger leaves Almunia hanging

Arsene Wenger revealed Manuel Almunia was left hurt by his blunder in Arsenal's last Premier League outing at West Bromwich Albion but refused to confirm whether he would now axe the Spanish goalkeeper in favour of veteran Jens Lehmann.

Arsene Wenger quiet over Arsenal goalkeeper selection

Arsene Wenger revealed Manuel Almunia was left hurt by his blunder in Arsenal's last Barclays Premier League outing at West Brom - but refused to confirm whether he would now axe the Spanish goalkeeper in favour of veteran Jens Lehmann.

Making a comeback: Sport stars who came out of retirement

Over the last couple of weeks, the world of sport has seen not one, but two stars come out of retirement.

Arsenal goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny promises to return 'stronger than ever'

Wojciech Szczesny insists he will return from injury "stronger than ever" as Arsene Wenger weighs up whether to place Arsenal's Barclays Premier League title hopes in the hands of veteran Jens Lehmann.

Wenger says league pressure has grown now title is the only goal

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Back trouble hurts Arsenal title challenge

West Bromwich Albion 2 Arsenal 2: Gunners salvage point after giving away two soft goals but fall further behind the leaders

Almunia error dents Gunners title aspirations

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Wenger feels relaxed over 'undeserved' one-match Uefa ban

Arsenal manager Arsène Wenger was last night given a one-match touchline ban by Uefa for his criticism of the Swiss referee Massimo Busacca after Arsenal's Champions League defeat to Barcelona this month.

Arsenal confirm return of Jens Lehmann

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger is confident returning goalkeeper Jens Lehmann can help to get the best out of Manuel Almunia after the former Germany international officially returned to the club tonight.

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