Jens Lehmann, former Arsenal goalkeeper and Invincible, is reportedly set to return to the club as a goalkeeping coach (via The Telegraph).
Arsenal appear to be going through a number of changes on the field but things are shifting off it as well.
The Gunners have already brought in Darren Burgess as director of high performance and Huss Fahmy as the new transfer negotiator but they aren’t done there.
Reports indicate that Jens Lehmann is set for his third spell at the club, this time as a goalkeeping coach.
Lehmann is something of a modern day icon at the Emirates at Highbury after joining the club in 2003 and helping his side go the entire 2003-04 season undefeated.
The German left North London in 2008 but made a shock return in 2011, coming out of retirement to sign a short-term deal with the Gunners and even making a first-team appearance in March.
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It’s thought that Lehmann would work alongside current goalkeeping coach, Gerry Peyton who has been at the club since 2003. Peyton has been the subject of criticism in recent years, with reports that the 61-year-old is partly to blame for the low standards of goalkeeping at Arsenal in the last decade.
It remains to be seen whether or not Jens Lehmann will actually join the club but it’s good to see changes going on behind the scenes. There hasn’t been much in the way of key personnel change at the Emirates for a couple of years and things are in dire need of a shake-up. Hopefully, Lehman would provide just that.