Jens Lehmann has the qualities to be a top-class goalkeeping coach, according to Wojciech Szczesny.

The Polish goalkeeper joined Arsenal just weeks after Lehmann left Emirates Stadium in the summer of 2007 but has been a major beneficiary of the 41-year-old's surprise return to the Club this year.

Szczesny's emergence has been one of the big plusses of Arsenal's season and, speaking to the Official Matchday Programme, the 22-year-old explained how Lehmann has helped him develop his game.

"It’s very interesting actually - after every game he talks to me in great detail," said Szczesny. "He also takes me to one side at training, or when we’re doing some stretching, and gives me a lot of advice about little aspects of my game.

"It’s not about big things, because I haven’t made many massive mistakes, but he spots little details and uses his experience to help me. That’s really useful and I’m very grateful for it.

"It’s been enjoyable, and I’m looking forward to working with him more because I do learn a lot from him. He definitely has the qualities to be a very good coach – he has an ability to give out information in a very clear way, so that you can understand all his advice."

This interview first appeared in the Official Matchday Programme. You can subscribe to the Matchday Programme by calling 08700 20 20 20.

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3 May 2011