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Ex-Arsenal coach Wilson: Lehmann had to be put back together

Former Arsenal goalkeeping coach Bob Wilson has revealed how a shattered Jens Lehmann turned up on his doorstep in late 2004.

Ex-Gunners No1 Lehmann was, Wilson recalls, "psychologically disturbed".

The German had, six months previously, completed an entire league season of unbeaten games for Arsenal and now he was wondering where it was all going wrong. He had just been dropped from the team. "He just wanted to ask, 'Did I deserve that?'" Wilson said. Wilson's answer was: "No, you did not."

"He just needed support," he added to The Times. "He needed putting back mentally."



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