Lehmann: I hope to contribute positively

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Jens Lehmann says he’s aiming to have a positive impact in his new coaching role at Arsenal and hopes the position will be a springboard to a future career in management.

The 47-year-old has been appointed by Arsene Wenger to work with Steve Bould and Boro Primorac on first team matters and has already been spotted at pre-season sessions at London Colney.

Opening up on his ambitions for the future, Lehmann told German publication Bild of his desire to go solo some day.

“Yes, that’s the point, the goal is to work somewhere independently.

“I spoke to him [Wenger]. There were then two more talks, in which I told him what I can contribute.

“I am the only new guy in the coaching staff, so I will listen a lot and keep my eyes open.

“My place will also be more up on the stands than down on the bench, I suppose. I hope to contribute positively with this.”

Lehmann is expected to be part of Arsenal’s touring party to Australia and China. The Gunners are due to play two matches this week at the ANZ Stadium in Sydney against Sydney FC (Thursday) and Western Sydney Wanderers (Saturday).

No doubt Arsene Wenger will be quizzed on his new appointment in the coming days.

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ramgooner
ramgooner
2 years ago

Primorac and Lehmann in the stands. I think a second opinion from the stands is good. Who better than Lehmann?

Mayor of Woolwich
Mayor of Woolwich
2 years ago

Welcome back home, Mad Jens.

#BringBackTheInvincibleEra

Original Paul
Original Paul
2 years ago

Unconditional love for you Jens.

Heavely Chapecoense
Heavely Chapecoense
2 years ago
Reply to  Original Paul

Until he grabs Walcott and shake him at halftime for not putting enough effort ?

Badaab
Badaab
2 years ago

Since Theo isn’t a small child, I think he’ll be okay when that happens.

Ol Granny Xhaka
Ol Granny Xhaka
2 years ago

That would endear him to me more than you can imagine

TweakinGooner
TweakinGooner
2 years ago

Dangit, I want to see crazy curls on bench.

gunnertron
2 years ago

I hope he brings ‘a magic’ to our squad.

Tasmanian Jesus
Tasmanian Jesus
2 years ago
Reply to  gunnertron

Oh yes, what a magic he will be in the stands!

B B
B B
2 years ago

Thanks

Cliff Bastin
Cliff Bastin
2 years ago

To be fair, the management are getting some shit done this summer with the exception of extending expiring contracts (which obviously requires compliance from the other party)

Better late than never COYG

Robert Pyres
Robert Pyres
2 years ago

Being groomed to replace Wenger in two years?

Cliff Bastin
Cliff Bastin
2 years ago
Reply to  Robert Pyres

Passion – ✔️
Accepts no bullshit – ✔️
Tactics – ???

Matt
Matt
2 years ago

Make him number 2.

Please.

Anthony
Anthony
2 years ago

Lehmann with the First team, Mertesacker with the youth team from next season.

Are we, dare I say it, laying the foundations for a post-Wenger era?

Can you imagine a Lehmann-Mertesacker management in the future, the bonkers with he calm and assured ?

Assistantref
Assistantref
2 years ago
Reply to  Anthony

They could do joint press conferences where they tag in and out like pro wrestlers and say completely opposite things. The opposition wouldn’t know what hit them.

Lehmann\'s post chip rage
Lehmann\'s post chip rage
2 years ago

Kicks Stan’s moustache into the stands.


Never take a £3m tip again”

Delford Magaya
Delford Magaya
2 years ago

There is something important that made Wenger’s decision to chose Hehamann. He have worked with him, for so many years and I thank he knows what to come from him. He will be working with bold, and they both Wenger’s players.