Jens Lehmann has taken his first training session as an Arsenal coach.

No sooner had the rumours that Lehmann was returning to Arsenal as a first team coach started, the former goalkeeper was in training as the squad returned from their summer breaks.

The 47-year-old returned to his former club for a third time this morning (Wednesday) to oversee his first training session.

Arsenal recruiting such a huge character behind the scenes to help run the first team alongside Arsene Wenger has made Gooners giddy with excitement.

‘Mad’ Jens isn’t just a ‘yes’ man, which Arsenal have been accused of exclusively hiring while Wenger’s been manager, and he won’t allow players to drag their heels.

Lehmann’s appearance comes the same day as he confirmed the appointment.

The former Germany international played for Arsenal between 2003 – 2008 and returned for a brief spell in 2011 due to injuries to first team goalkeepers Wojciech Szczesny, Lukasz Fabianski and Vito Mannone.