Wenger: ‘Demanding’ Lehmann will help squad

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Arsene Wenger says that the demanding attitude of Jens Lehmann will help his squad as they prepare for a new season.

The former German international was brought back to the club earlier this month as a first team coach, and anyone who knows anything about him knows what kind of a character he is.

He wants to win, and gives 100% all of the time, even in training. He won’t put up with any nonsense, and the Arsenal manager believes those qualities will have a positive impact on the team.

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

“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’s still highly motivated and that motivation never goes.

“When you want to do things well, I don’t think that ever changes.”

It will certainly be very interesting to see what kind of an impact he has, and if you don’t know what he’s like, these anecdotes from our book sum him up perfectly.

Although the hardback is now out of print, you can pick up ‘Together: The story of Arsenal’s unbeaten season’ as an ebook from Amazon or iTunes for a bargain price*. Fill yer boots!

*iTunes price has been changed this morning, so may take a few hours to go through.

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Emmanuel
Emmanuel

“It’s a magic”

B B

So in love right now.

Rossi88
Rossi88

Some good cop bad cop sounds good!!

Gooneron
Gooneron

Demanding is an understatement, lest he go mental on any of the under performing stars

Paul
Paul

We really need that demanding attitude. Arsenes reputation is of being too nice so some chalk to go with Arsenes cheese would be great.

Mein Bergkampf

Idea for a TV programme:

Jens Lehmann and Santi Cazorla travel to Reno, Nevada to try and make it as Burlesque dancers in an Apocalypse Now themed gentlemens club.

Beagleboy
Beagleboy

My idea for a TV programme: Winning the league against Sp*rs and making them stand as guard of honour with John Terry moonlighting as their hen mascot*, while Per in his final act as playing captain lifts the PL trophy 🙂

(*it saddens me that this meant we clinched the title at Wembley rather than WHL)

Runzac
Runzac

Imagine the legacy if he wouldn´t have been sent off in the CL final and Arsenal had won the match 1-0. That would have meant that Jens kept a clean sheet throughout all the knockout stages – against Real Madrid, Juve and Villareal and then Barca in the final.

Jdog
Jdog

would have been amazing, but I feel that if Jens hadn’t brought the player down, they would have scored 100%. Still think we would have won though.

David C
David C

I don’t blame Jens for it. Wasn’t it caused by a terrible Cashley Cole backpass?

Possession
Possession

Good cop..bad cop. It will work.

Beagleboy
Beagleboy

Only with Jens there are no good cops.

Tapps

I truly believe that, in a few years time, we will look back at this signing as being one of the greatest we have ever made. Welcome home Jens! Unleash the maniac!

Trossinho
Trossinho

It is rare you can be affectionate to something german, so I’m all in!

B B

Check yourself fool.

bubs
bubs

Go and be a great bad cop Jens.

rellends
rellends

I never get excited about dressing room appointments but I am about Jens and the BFG as well.

Jiboye
Jiboye

I am trying to buy the book Together: The story of Arsenal from the Nigerian iTunes store but its not available please help make available

Zyrth
Zyrth

Really shame about Danny’s injury. He could have been a proper player for us that kid.