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Henry Out, Lehmann Suspended

As a follow on from yesterday's article regarding the team selection for Arsenal's Champions League 3rd qualifier next week, Arsene Wenger has confirmed the reasons for Henry and Lehmann's omissions.

I'd forgotten (or rather blanked it out) that Gunners stopper Mad Jens Lehmann was to be suspended after being sent off in last seasons Champions League final. But Le Boss reminded me.

"Jens is suspended and Thierry will be short as well," said Wenger exclusively to "He comes back on August 2 so it is very short until August 9."

Wenger also gave reasons for Theo Walcott's lack of pre-seaon action.

"Theo Walcott is a bit short. He has had a virus so he has not practised well. He`ll be fine in two weeks but I may give him a run out on Friday [at Alkmaar]. I don`t know yet it depends.'

"He was down physically and we have had to build him up. The fittest players will play [in the qualifier] whether it means Walcott or not I don`t know yet."

Arsenal new boy Tomas Rosicky was also given the all clear.

"Tomas Rosicky is OK," said Wenger

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Writer: Rocky7 Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Tuesday August 1 2006

Time: 11:44AM

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JOSIE ANTONIA reyes, THRESA henry, LAUREN, PHILLIPA senderos, GAEL clichy, ASHLEY cole
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01/08/2006 11:54:00

ahh look, goons are top of the league at the moment. enjoy it while it lasts i say boys!
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01/08/2006 12:02:00

Thats is probably the worst, most pathetic, crappy post I have ever seen......and thats saying something as we've had Weststandvoice posting on here.
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01/08/2006 12:02:00

We've been there before Elmo, many many times and finished there on 13 ocassions. Would you like me to tell you what it's like? :P
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01/08/2006 12:04:00

Oh dont worry Rocky, they all think they are going to win it or at least finish second.
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01/08/2006 12:37:00

hey spursspike very intelligent contribution from you(trust a spuds supporter). wanna explain why you spend so much time on our articles?? jealous?? envious?? our girly name players still kick your ass consistently
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01/08/2006 12:46:00

Henry will be missed his pace will certainly unearve Zagreb.
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01/08/2006 13:05:00

That sort of lineup should prove very respectable against UEFA Cup rivals. Can't wait to see Spurs bring their brownies into the Flybrary.
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01/08/2006 14:09:00

Well the team we are up against are pretty much a UEFA cup team, so that will see us nicely into the Champions league. Where did you finish again?!?!
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01/08/2006 14:32:00

Nice to see the Walnut making working as hard for Club l'Arse as he did for England. The bench will be warm. Smooth, too.
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02/08/2006 00:10:00

Wenger is right to put out henry because of the premiership
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02/08/2006 11:06:00

ouch without henry, do u think ull cope without him for that match? hopefully u can win the league and wips the smile of jose
green giant 12
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02/08/2006 12:31:00

I'm starting to worry a bit about this tie, we'll be missing Henry, Lehmann, Diaby, Senderos, Clichy and probably Cashley Cole... oh well, we could always blame the lasagne.
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02/08/2006 23:57:00


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