Former Arsenal goalkeeper Jens Lehmann has revealed to German media outlet Welt that he will be returning to the north London club.
The 47-year-old replied “yes, it is true” when asked about reports he is set to join Arsenal for a third time.
Welt report that Lehmann is due to be reunited with Arsene Wenger, but not as the club’s goalkeeping coach.
Instead, Welt have revealed that the former Invincibles player is set to work alongside Steve Bould as a general first-team coach.
Lehmann is highly regarded and respected at the Emirates after the keeper played in every game of the Gunners’ unbeaten 2003/04 season, which was the last Premier League title the club managed to win.
The German has previously had two spells at the club, as the retired keeper first joined Arsene Wenger’s squad in 2003 and left five years later, before he returned from retirement to help Arsenal in March 2011 while the club struggled with injuries.
Wenger called upon Lehmann to act as a back up to Manuel Almunia while Wojciech Szczesny, Lukas Fabianski and Vito Mannone all suffered with various injuries.
Wenger looks to shake-up his backroom staff, as the Frenchman has already recruited Darren Burgess as the club’s new fitness expert, and it looks likely that Lehmann will be announced the next appointment soon.