Lehmann set to stay with Gunners
Jens Lehmann has extended his contract at Arsenal for another year, according to reports in Germany.
The veteran goalkeeper, who will be 38 in November, was out of contract this summer, and as such could have left Emirates Stadium for free.
Although the German international had been keen for the security of a two-year extension with the Gunners, the club were understood to be only offering a 12-month deal as is their policy towards senior players.
There had been interest from both clubs in the Bundesliga, notably Hertha Berlin, and Spanish side Sevilla were also said to be monitoring the situation.
However, it now seems Lehmann is set to remain with Arsene Wenger's men, for the next campaign at least.
Lehmann told Bild newspaper: 'I will play another season for Arsenal. It is a big club with prospects.
'I do not have to sign for two years, it is not a problem.'
The German revealed it was the prospect of another crack at top-level European football which helped convince him to stay at Arsenal.
He said: 'It is more important for me to be playing in the Champions League next season.
'I do not want to be sitting in front of the TV on Wednesdays thinking 'I could have been there'.'
Lehmann continued good form with the Gunners can also see him help Germany reach the 2008 European Championships.
He added: 'Certainly, the English league keeps me on my toes for another year.'