Arsenal’s official twitter handle has confirmed the return of former Arsenal goalkeeper, Jens Lehmann, as a first-team assistant coach.
The former German International made 200 appearances for the Gunners, winning two major trophies across two spells.
— Arsenal FC (@Arsenal) July 18, 2017
Speaking about the new addition, Arsenal manager, Arsene Wenger, told the club’s official website: “He has a demanding attitude and can give his desire to win to the players, to help them achieve their targets…That’s what you want from these players.”
“He can also give good advice because he has gone through periods where it was not easy for him, where it wasn’t all going well, and I believe his rigorous attitude to his career is similar to Per Mertesacker. It’s important that a team is surrounded by people like that.
“He enjoys being involved in training as well, and to experience the pleasure he had when he was giving his best for Arsenal Football Club again. He’s still highly motivated and that motivation never goes. When you want to do things well, I don’t think that ever changes.”