Wenger - How Jens’ demanding attitude will help us

We have a new first-team coach this season, and it’s a face that will be familiar to Arsenal fans all over the world.

After making 200 appearances and winning two major trophies across two spells with the club, Jens Lehmann has returned to north London to assist Arsene Wenger and his coaching staff.

The former Germany No 1 was known for his positive influence on the changing room during his playing days, and Wenger believes he can have a similar impact in his new role too.

“He has a demanding attitude and can give his desire to win to the players, to help them achieve their targets,” the manager told Arsenal Player. “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.”

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