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5 things Arsenal can learn from their new employee Jerry Flannery

The Munster hooker has taken up a role within the London club’s strength and conditioning team.

Updated 15.05

FORMER MUNSTER AND Ireland hooker Jerry Flannery has landed a role with Arsenal, it has emerged today.

According to the Irish Independent’s Ruaidhri O’Connor, Flannery will take up a work placement position on the strength and conditioning staff at the Emirates Stadium under Des Ryan and Dr. Gary O’Driscoll.

A placement, though?

That can’t be right. Fla’ is more than just your average holder of a masters in sports performance, he’s a bona fide LEDGE-END.

Here’s just a taster of what the Gunners could learn from their new addition.

Speak your mind

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You have to be willing to do ANYTHING for the team

Especially letting a physio strap reins on you so as they can sled around the training ground.

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Sometimes you have to stick the boot in

Bould, Adams, Keown, Vieira or Petit didn’t need reminding. But Arsenal are never gonna survive unless they get a little crazy.

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On the sidelines, remember to keep warm in style

Arsene Wenger put his lagging jacket on in 2010. Nobody has seen him without it since.

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This, on the other more stylish hand, is how Fla rolls.

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Play to the end

If you want top win more than just fourth place, you don’t leave anything on the field. You drain yourself until you get taken off.

You definitely don’t throw your jerseys to the crowd with extra time on the way.

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Good luck in London, Jerry! Give ‘em hell. ©INPHO/Dan Sheridan

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