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Arsenal takeover: Lehmann questions Henry, Vieira & Bergkamp’s roles

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The former Gunners goalkeeper has raised concern over how his old teammates would fit in under new ownership.

Jens Lehmann has warned there could be a ‘conflict of interest’ if Thierry Henry, Patrick Vieira, and Dennis Bergkamp become part of Daniel Ek’s takeover bid at Arsenal.

The Spotify founder has reportedly teamed up with the three Arsenal legends in a bid to buy control of the club from Stan Kroenke.

If Ek’s takeover is successful, it’s understood they could all return to the Emirates as part of a brand new set-up.

But while the reports look promising on paper at least, Lehmann isn’t sure how his former Gunners teammates can work together.

“Josh Kroenke and his father are still interested, and they like to make people happy,” Lehmann told talkSPORT.

“I only met Josh a couple of times, but he doesn’t seem to be not interested about his club.

“It’s about competence and the guys who are there right now are good, I know the CEO, I obviously know Edu and they’re doing to the best of his abilities.

“Bringing in guys like Thierry, Dennis and Patrick, my former teammates, that would be fantastic as well.

“About a new owner, I don’t know if that works because first of all you need to know if Mr Kroenke wants to sell the club, and I’m not aware of it.

“If you have these three guys, they are all coaches and managers, so who is doing what there? There could be a conflict of interest, or a conflict of their jobs, will they all be in the pitch?

“It sounds interesting, but at the end of the day I’d like to see how they’d structure that.

“Oliver Kahn is about to become the CEO of Bayern Munich, and I’ve always liked that concept of having a CEO who was a former footballer and who is well educated.

“To have an ex-football player on board is not a bad idea.”

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