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Jens Lehmann set to return to Arsenal as first-team coach - sources

Former goalkeeper Jens Lehmann will join Arsenal as a first-team coach, sources have told ESPN FC.

Multiple reports on Monday claimed that the German will return to the Gunners for a third time, following two stints as a player, as manager Arsene Wenger tinkers with his backroom staff, and these have since been confirmed to ESPN FC.

Gerry Peyton is the Gunners' goalkeeping coach, with Lehmann to augment the coaching staff in a general role with the first team.

The 47-year-old Lehmann joined Arsenal from Borussia Dortmund in July 2003 and made 200 first-team appearances for the Gunners.

He was a member of the unbeaten "Invincibles" team in the 2003-04 season, when Arsenal last won the Premier League title.

He left the Gunners at the end of the 2007-08 season, but returned for a three-month spell in March 2011 as injury cover for Wojciech Szczesny, Lukasz Fabianski and Vito Mannone -- making one further appearance.

ESPN FC's Arsenal correspondent Mattias Karen contributed to this report