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12-07-2019 | 15:49 Football

Former Arsenal player John Jensen is back to join Unai Emery’s backroom staff

Former Arsenal player John Jensen is returning to Arsenal as the club’s Scandinavian scout. The former Denmark manager played for Arsenal between 1992 and 1996 and will now return to help the club with finding new talents. According to Jensen it’s dream job as he is set to work alongside Unai Emery and his backroom staff. Jensen told Danish newspaper Ekstra Bladet: “It is true that I have to work for Arsenal. On July 1, I started my job as head coach for the club in Scandinavia. “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 squad. “After more than 20 years as a coach, I feel that I have my finger on the pulse of the football industry. "Since I stopped in Fremad Amager, I have worked a little for an agent company in the USA, where I have scouted players in Europe and especially Scandinavia. “It has been extremely exciting. Now I continue in the same track with a focus on the young talents. “There is a new trend where the clubs pick up the young talents very early today. They do it so they can shape themselves. “The competition is therefore great, and that means that we must have followed the talents from maybe 12-13 years to assess whether they are ready for such a big leap that Arsenal will be when they can change clubs.” Jensen played 138 times for the Gunners during his career as he established himself as a cult icon.

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