Arsenal first-team staff

Pen pics of Arsenal's backroom staff, including several new additions

Pen pics of Arsenal's backroom staff, including several new additions

MANAGER: Arsene Wenger

Nationality: French

Nationality: French

Joined in October 1996 and is Arsenal's longest-serving manager. Influence over all aspects of club cannot be over-estimated.


FIRST-TEAM COACH: Boro Primorac

Nationality: Bosnian

Nationality: Bosnian

Has been Wenger's right-hand man since March 1997. Keeps a low profile. Reports he was to leave last season dismissed as 'fake news' by Wenger.


FIRST-TEAM COACH: Jens Lehmann

Nationality: German

Nationality: German

Part of the 'Invincibles' side that went unbeaten in 2003/4. First senior coaching job for the straight-talking German.


HEAD OF GOALKEEPING: Gerry Peyton 

Nationality: English

Nationality: English

As a player, went to 1990 World Cup with the Republic of Ireland. Joined the Gunners in July 2003.


HEAD, ELITE PERFORMANCE: Darren Burgess

Nationality: Australian

Nationality: Australian

Former Liverpool man joined in July, although he is unlikely to be with Gunners full-time until December.


FITNESS COACH: Tony Colbert

Nationality: English

Nationality: English

Joined in July 1998. Speculation his role will change after arrival of Burgess is unconfirmed by club.


DOCTOR: Gary O'Driscoll

Nationality: English

Nationality: English

Former Ireland rugby team doctor and a veteran of two British Lions tours. With Arsenal since 2009.


PHYSIO: Andrew Rolls

Nationality: English

Nationality: English

Former Head of Sports Science and Medicine at West Ham, who joined Arsenal in February 2013.


STRENGTH & CONDITIONING: Barry Solan

Nationality: Irish

Nationality: Irish

Did work with the Polish national team before joining Arsenal in July 2015.


SOFT TISSUE THERAPIST: Takahiro Yamamoto 

Nationality: Japanese

Nationality: Japanese

Made name in Italy and worked with Sam Allardyce at Bolton/ West Ham. Moved to the Gunners in July 2015.

ASSISTANT MANAGER: Steve Bould

Nationality: English

Nationality: English

Legendary player for the club, who made 372 appearances. Became Academy coach in 2001 and Assistant Manager in 2012.


FIRST-TEAM COACH: Neil Banfield

Nationality: English

Nationality: English

With the Gunners since June 1997 and in charge of the reserves for eight of those years. Promoted to first-team duties in 2012.


HEAD OF PERFORMANCE: Shad Forsythe

Nationality: American

Nationality: American

Washington State University graduate worked with German national side for a decade. Hired by Arsenal following 2014 World Cup, which Germany won.


HEAD OF MEDICAL: Colin Lewin

Nationality: English

Nationality: English

Took role in 2008 when cousin Gary, now with West Ham, moved to FA. At club more than 20 years.


PHYSIO: Ben Ashworth

Nationality: English

Nationality: English

Arrived at Arsenal in 2012 from the Team GB Olympic judo team. Also did a stint with Wasps rugby.


PHYSIO: James Haycock

Nationality: English

Nationality: English

Head of Medical and Physic at Huddersfield until moving to the Gunners in July 2015.


ASSISTANT FITNESS: Craig Gant

Nationality: English

Nationality: English

Works primarily with the scholars. Another long-server, who joined full-time in 2001.


NUTRITIONIST: James Collins

Nationality: English

Nationality: English

Lead nutritionist for England at 2014 World Cup and advised Team GB at Rio 2016. Gunner since July 2010.


SENIOR ANALYST: Ben Knapper

Nationality: English

Nationality: English

Former analyst at Scunthorpe and Prozone, who signed for Gunners full time in July 2010.


ANALYST: Mark Curtis

Nationality: English

Nationality: English

Ex of Prozone, Cardiff and West Ham. With Arsenal since March 2013.

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