Lehmann claims Wenger made season 'difficult'

Despite the joy of helping Germany to the final of Euro 2008, soon-to-be Stuttgart keeper Jens Lehmann isn't quite done with Arsene Wenger yet.

Lehmann languished on the Arsenal bench last season behind new Emirates No. 1 Manuel Almunia. The German veteran didn't exactly grin and bear it, either, and registered his distaste at the situation via the media on several occasions.

The 38-year-old, though, was able to step between the sticks at the highest level this summer, helping Die Mannschaft to reach Sunday's final despite a few hairy moments.

Now, despite a new challenge awaiting him at Stuttgart next month, Wenger has taken a last veiled swipe at Gunners boss Wenger.

Lehmann said: "This achievement means a lot to me after a difficult season -- but that difficult season was down to my manager. Arsene and I had some discussions about that and I have told him what I think about his decision, but I'm quite proud to represent Arsenal in the final."

Lehmann has also been tipped to call time on his international career after the weekend final against either Spain or Russia. However, he insists he won't be rushed into calling it quits.

"I don't believe I'll announce a decision immediately after the final," he added. "I don't have any time pressures."

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