Arsenal staff profiles
Pen pics of Arsenal's coaching, science, medicine and analytics staff. To see staff profiles for other clubs, click here.
HEAD OF FOOTBALL RELATIONS
Effectively the club's Director of Football - the same role he held at Barcelona for 14 years. Leads player negotiations and liaises with governing bodies - an area Arsenal have been weak in since the departure of David Dein.
The Brazilian was part of the Invincibles side and played five seasons for the Gunners. Returned to the club to take up this new role in July 2019, following three years as general co-ordinator for the Brazil national team.
Spent five seasons as a player at Arsenal after stints with Rangers and Everton. Brought to Manchester City by Pep Guardiola in the summer of 2016. Was appointed Arsenal manager on December 20th 2019, having previously been interviewed for the job when Unai Emery was cchosen.
Won two Premier League titles and three FA Cups (scoring the winner in 2002) as a player for the Gunners. Worked as assistant at Wolfsburg and then coached Arsenal's U9s, U15s and U23s. Stepped into the breach as manager when Unai Emery was sacked at the end of November 2019 and remained on the coaching staff under Arteta.
Worked with Arteta the player when he was a coach at Everton. Has also coached with Manchester United and England and was Director of Football at Aston Villa for two years.
Was number two to Louis Van Gaal at Manchester United and also managed Genk in Belgium. Will continue to work for Wales alongside manager Ryan Giggs until the end of Euro 2020.
Inaki Cana Pavon
Joined from Brentford, where he had worked since the summer of 2018, in December 2019. Prior to the Bees, he was with FC Nordsjælland in Denmark.
Journeyman player who joined Reading as a goalkeeper coach in 2006. Moved to the Emirates in July 2017. Stayed after Emery arrival.
HEAD OF PERFORMANCE
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 SERVICES
Former Ireland rugby team doctor and a veteran of two British Lions tours. Arsenal doctor since 2009. Promoted to replace Colin Lewin as Head of Medical in June 2017.
HEAD OF PSYCHOLOGY & PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT
With Arsenal since July 2014 and responsible for culture, values and the development of a high-performance environment. Previously spent five years with rugby union side Saracens.
LEAD SPORTS SCIENTIST
Joined the Gunners from Aston Villa in August 2017. Had started with Villa in 2011 as an intern, working his way up to lead sports scientist.
Joined the Academy in 2015 and promoted to first team in May 2020.
Quit as Head Physio of Crystal Palace in May, to "return North". Subsequently appointed by Arsenal, having initially been due to join Manchester City Academy. Was at Liverpool for 11 years, with the last four as Head Physio. Worked with Arsenal Head of Performance Darren Burgess at Anfield.
STRENGTH & CONDITIONING COACH
Joined Arsenal in 2014. Promoted to the first team at the start of the 2018/19 season.
Head of Rehab at Port Adelaide since November 2014. Worked with Burgess at the AFL side. Appointed by Arsenal in July 2018.
Joined Arsenal Academy in December 2012 from Crystal Palace. Promoted to first team as part of the massive medical revamp this summer.
STRENGTH & CONDITIONING
Did work with the Polish national team before joining Arsenal in July 2015.
SOFT TISSUE THERAPIST
Made name in Italy and worked with Sam Allardyce at Bolton/ West Ham. Moved to the Gunners in July 2015.
Joined the club in July 2017, replacing James Collins. Previously worked for Aspetar in Qatar for almost five years. A former Royal Marine commando. Revealed more about his methods HERE.
Ex of Prozone, Cardiff and West Ham. With Arsenal since March 2013. Promoted to senior analyst after Ben Knapper became loan manager in February 2019.
Joined Arsenal straight from University in February 2014 as junior Academy analyst. Promoted to the first team as assistant analyst in June 2016 and then to analyst in March 2019.
Promoted from the Academy in June 2019. Joined the Gunners in August 2016, initially as a consultant, before getting a full-time job in June 2017. Had previously worked with Lincoln City, Doncaster Belles and Wales Hockey.
VICE PRESIDENT OF SOFTWARE AND ANALYTICS
Has worked for StatsDNA, Arsenal's in-house data and analytics company, since January 2012 and heads up the club's data science operation.
May have seemed a left-field appointment, but potentially a very important one. Launched two of the most successful Candy Crush games while at King.com and is a master of science in physics and maths. Darren Burgess hopes his insights can help enhance training and reduce injuries.
Worked as a data scientist for communications companies Telefonica and Vodafone, specialising in "social network analysis, churn reduction, customer acquisition, influence spreading and predictive modelling", before joining Arsenal in October 2018.
ANALYTICS STRATEGY AND APPLICATION
First joined as an analyst assistant in August 2016 and promoted to his current role in June 2019. Focus on providing visualisations and insights from data.
DATA SCIENTIST/ ENGINEER
Has a PHD in physics from Imperial College London. Worked for e-sports, machine learning and entertainment company BlinkPool for two years before joining Arsenal in July 2018.
Previously Commercial and Business Affairs Director with Team Sky. Joined in June 2017. Contract negotiations had been seen as an area of weakness for the Gunners, with several key players allowed to reach final year of their deals.
Joined from Prozone to become an analyst in 2010. Promoted to lead analyst in June 2015 before becoming the club's first loans manager in February 2019.
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