Arsenal have appointed former player John Jensen as the club’s chief scout for Scandinavia.
The Dane joined the Gunners in 1992 off the back of his country’s remarkable European Championships victory, during which he scored a sensational goal in the final.
It raised expectations that he might do likewise for us, but in his 98 Premier League games he only managed a solitary goal – and that was in a 3-1 defeat to QPR.
Speaking to Ekstra Bladet, the 54 year old said, “Initially, I need to find talents for the club’s academy, but in the long term I hope to contribute with scouting players to the Premier League team.”
Jensen has had a varied career in management and coaching since retirement, with spells as an assistant at Brondby, Getafe and Blackburn Rovers. He also took temporary charge of the Denmark national team during a dispute between the players and the Danish FA.
May he have an eagle eye, and find us the new Anders Limpar.
Thanks to Christian Stenrøjl of Arsenal Denmark for the heads-up.