Jens to return in coaching role?

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Generally speaking, Arseblog News takes everything the Daily Mail says with a pinch of salt. Mostly because as a paper, and a website, it’s an ill-informed, hit-whoring piece of shit with little or no morality and even less of a track record of getting things right from a football point of view.

Bearing that in mind, you can make up your own mind about their report that the club are set to offer Jens Lehmann a job coaching the reserves as he tries to gain his UEFA Pro Licence.

Jens, being Jens, is apparently in dispute with the German FA and wants to do the course with the Welsh FA because they offer more practical coaching than the theory based programme in Germany.

Jens in dispute with anyone at all sounds pretty believable and last season, when Jens came back, Arsene Wenger was quick to praise his professionalism and influence in the dressing room.

Jack Wilshere was also full of enthusiasm for what Lehmann brought to proceedings.

“He was a bit like an assistant manager on the pitch,” he said. “He was telling us what it is like and was giving a team-talk at half time.

“He is so passionate, you could see that. He was screaming and shouting at everyone.

“I remember him being a bit crazy and a bit of a character before. But he looks after himself and is great to learn from. He’s 41 and he’s got a better body than me!”

Although his remit would be the reserves if this does go through, the idea that Jens might be around to impart some more madness on Wojciech Szczesny is tantalising indeed.

Shine on you crazy diamonds.

 

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