Pen pics of Arsenal's coaching, science, medicine and analytics staff.
Pen pics of Arsenal's coaching, science, medicine and analytics staff.
ARSENAL have a fantastic record of producing athletic Academy graduates. In Episode #50 of the TGG Podcast Des Ryan, the club's former Head of Academy Sports Medicine and Athletic Development, explains why and how.
JONNY WHITMORE of Stats Perform uses advanced metrics to analyse the contribution of Thomas Partey this season and show why he is Arsenal's unsung hero.
SIMON MURPHY has been promoted to Lead Performance Physio by Arsenal after turning down the opportunity to join Nottingham Forest as Head Physio.
DANNY KARBASSIYOON was a young player for Arsenal almost 20 years ago, but never made it. However, he has ended up returning to the club and making a big impact in a completely different guise.
JACK WILSHERE has returned to Arsenal as Under-18s Head Coach, with Mehmet Ali promoted to U21s lead.
ARSENAL Senior Physio Simon Murphy has left the club after a year to become Head Physio at newly-promoted Nottingham Forest.
ARSENAL Head of Academy Performance Tony Strudwick has joined West Brom as their Director of Medical Services.
ARSENAL Under-23 Head Coach Kevin Betsy has been appointed manager of League Two Crawley Town, with U18s boss Dan Micciche as his assistant.
HEAD OF PERFORMANCE Shad Forsythe has left Arsenal after eight years. The American was brought to the club by Arsene Wenger in August 2014 and was one of the longest-serving members of backroom staff at the North London club.
ARSENAL manager Mikel Arteta has paid tribute to Steve Rowley and his players will wear black armbands in memory of the club's former Chief Scout during tonight’s Premier League game against Chelsea.
ARSENAL Academy Manager Per Mertesacker says there is a risk of clubs missing out on a ‘sweet spot of development’ by making scholarship decisions on players at Under-16s.
FOR 24 years, Francis Cagigao was one of the most important and influential figures at Arsenal. He tells TGG about his time with the North London club and about his new role, as Director of Football for Chile.
TOLLY COBURN has been promoted to Data Analytics Lead by Arsenal as they continue to reshape the department.
ARSENAL’S Tyler Cox has been appointed as the new Director of Analytics at MLS side Seattle Sounders.
MEHMET ALI has left Reading to become the new Under-23s assistant at Arsenal.
THE story behind the story of Arsenal's 'youngest recruit', which went around the world last month.
ARSENAL'S Mikhail Zhilkin offers advice to clubs looking to make their first foray into data science.
ARSENAL Under-23s assistant Ryan Garry is to become England's new U18s coach.
SARAH RUDD, Arsenal’s Vice President of Software and Analytics, is leaving the club after nine seasons for a “new gig” with “an all-star cast.”
ENGLAND Under-18s coach Kevin Betsy has been appointed as the new U23s boss at Arsenal.
ARSENAL have hired Dutchman Kevin Balvers from Malmo to become their first Football Methodology Analyst.
SET PIECE specialist Nicolas Jover has left Manchester City after two years and replaced Andreas Georgson on the staff at Arsenal.
TONY STRUDWICK is leaving Sheffield Wednesday after two years to become Head of Academy Performance at Arsenal.
ARSENAL have sacked Under-23s coach Steve Bould after two decades on the coaching staff at the club.
CARLOS CUESTA is a 25-year-old who holds the Uefa Pro Licence, speaks six languages and plays a key role on the coaching staff at Arsenal.
JACK WILSHERE says the loss of “proper Arsenal people” from the staff at the North London club has hurt performances over the last few seasons.
RICHARD GARLICK has left his role as Director of Football at the Premier League with immediate effect following the failed attempt to create a European Super League last week.
DES RYAN, Arsenal’s Head of Academy Sports Medicine and Athletic Development for the last eight years, is leaving the club to become Director of Coaching and Performance at Setanta College.
LAST summer Arsenal made their senior scouts redundant and announced a more video and data-driven approach. Now those changes are starting to take effect.
PROFESSOR Geir Jordet explains why it's not just frequency but also timing that's important when it comes to scanning.
RICHARD GARLICK is leaving the Premier League "in the coming months" to become Director of Football Operations at Arsenal.
UNDER-16s lead Dan Micciche outlines the key principles of Arsenal's Academy and how they go about developing 'Strong Young Gunners.'
ARSENAL Academy Manager Per Mertesacker says every player in modern football needs to be a leader - of themselves.
ARSENAL Under-16s coach Dan Micciche says his late cousin Gus Grieco taught him “anything is possible on a football pitch” by painting astonishing pictures with his mouth.
MARCEL LUCASSEN, Arsenal’s Head of Coach and Player Development, has left the club after two-and-a-half years for personal family reasons.
ARSENAL Director of Football Operations Huss Fahmy is leaving the club next month as their restructure of internal operations continues.
ARSENAL physio Tim Parham is leaving the club after two years and returning to his native Australia. Means that all three physios brought to the club by Darren Burgess in 2018 have now left.
ARSENAL Technical Director Edu has said he will be working a “a lot more” with StatDNA, their in-house data and analytics company, as part of the club's revamp of recruitment.
ARSENAL have announced that Carlos Cuesta, Andreas Georgson and Miguel Molina are joining the club as assistants to Head Coach Mikel Arteta.
FREDDIE LJUNGBERG is stepping down as Arsenal assistant to pursue his ambitions as a manager.
ARSENAL Head of Football Raul Sanllehi has left the club after two-and-a-half years.
PHYSIO Paulo Barreira has left Arsenal at the end of his two-year contract with the club.
FLO NEWTON has been promoted from the Academy to become first-team doctor at Arsenal.
ARSENAL and Tottenham have re-opened their training grounds for players to use for individual sessions.
ARSENAL Head of Medical Gary O’Driscoll has decided to remain at the club, having initially agreed to join Liverpool at the turn of the year.
ARSENAL have closed their London Colney training centre and Hale End Academy after Head Coach Mikel Arteta tested positive for COVID-19.
ARSENAL have made a trio of appointments to their new Talent ID Department, including the hiring of scout Phil Antwi from Wolves.
ACADEMY Operations Manager Lee Herron has been chosen to head up Arsenal’s new Talent ID department, which replaces their former youth scouting section.
WAS Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta justified in blaming the length of the Turf Moor grass for his side's 0-0 draw at Burnley?
FORMER Arsenal Head of Elite Performance Darren Burgess has defended his cull of medical staff at the club in the summer of 2018, saying a “culture change needed to happen” and that “the players often ran the place” when he first arrived.
GARY O’DRISCOLL is leaving Arsenal after 11 years to become Head of Medical Services at Liverpool.
NEW manager Mikel Arteta has named his coaching staff at Arsenal, with assistants Steve Round and Albert Stuivenberg, and keeper coach Inaki Cana Pavon joining the club.
ARSENAL loaned rising star Eddie Nketiah to Leeds United last week following a series of presentations to a committee made up of loans manager Ben Knapper, chief negotiator Hussein Fahmy and the player himself.
ARSENAL have appointed former midfielder Edu as their first Technical Director.
FREDDIE LJUNGBERG and Steve Bould have swapped jobs at Arsenal, with the Swede becoming assistant manager and the long-serving Englishman taking on the club’s U23s.
ARSENAL Head of Elite Performance Darren Burgess is leaving the club just a year after carrying out a radical revamp of his department.
KEN GILLARD has been appointed as Arsenal's permanent Under-18s ?boss, completing the club's Academy coaching set-up.
ARSENAL's Richard Allison lifts the lid on the club's nutrition programme.
ARSENAL Director of Performance Darren Burgess says training has become much more “aggressive” since he arrived at the club at the end of 2017.
MARK CURTIS has been promoted to senior analyst at Arsenal as part of a revamp of the department.
FORMER Arsenal physio Ben Ashworth has been appointed as Head of Performance by Sparta Prague, where he will be reunited with Tomáš Rosický.
READING Head of Academy Player Development Lewis Goater has left the club after almost 11 years to join Arsenal.
ARSENE WENGER says a top player has a “head like a radar” and that more work needs to be done on perception and decision making at young ages.
ARSENAL manager Unai Emery believes it is important to create “friction” with his players to get the best out of them.
LEAD analyst Ben Knapper has been promoted to the new role of Loans Manager by Arsenal.
MODERN football's focus on GPS has led many clubs to lose sight of another important part of the monitoring picture: heart rate variability.
FORMER MK Dons manager Dan Micciche has been appointed as the Under-15 boss at Arsenal.
KEN GILLARD has been put in temporary charge of Arsenal Under-18s following the departure of Kwame Ampadu to Monaco.
ARSENAL Head of Elite Performance Darren Burgess says ‘forced recovery’ has become crucial because of the pressures placed on modern players by technology and social media.
ARSENAL have made the final appointment to their new-look backroom team ahead of the upcoming season - and he could be the most interesting of them all.
CHRIS MORGAN has been appointed as senior physio at Arsenal - two months after it was announced he was leaving Crystal Palace "to return up North for another challenge".
HEAD COACH Unai Emery has taken five of his long-time assistants with him to Arsenal - while first-team coach Jens Lehmann has exited the club after less than a year.
FORMER Arsenal Invincible Freddie Ljungberg is returning to the club in July to take charge of the Under-23 side.
EXPERIENCED physios Ben Ashworth and Andrew Rolls have been made redundant by Arsenal as part of the medical department restructure carried out by Head of Elite Performance Darren Burgess.
NEW Arsenal boss Unai Emery will bring his long-time assistant Juan Carlos Carcedo and goalkeeping coach Javi Garcia with him to the Emirates.
COLIN LEWIN, Arsenal’s Head of Medical Services, has reached a settlement with the club that sees him depart after 23 years. His role has been taken by club doctor Gary O’Driscoll, who will head up a new-look medical department.
INCOMING Arsenal Academy boss Per Mertesacker says changing players’ mindsets will be a key objective for him in his new job.
ARSENAL have suspended Under-23 coach Steve Gatting and his assistant Carl Laraman following accusations of bullying made against them.
JOSE MOURINHO says his assistant Rui Faria would be “a good fit” for Arsenal and that he would “help him to pack and carry the bags” if he did land a big job.
LEE HERRON is leaving Reading after 17 years to become Football Operations Manager at Arsenal’s Academy.
ARSENAL have appointed Barcelona’s Raul Sanllehi to the new position of Head of Football Relations.
TRIBUTES have been paid to Dermot Drummy, the highly-successful former youth coach of Arsenal and Chelsea, who has died at the age of 56.
SVEN MISLINTAT, Borussia Dortmund’s Head of Professional Football and the man nicknamed “Diamond Eye”, has joined Arsenal as Head of Recruitment.
CHRISTIAN ERIKSEN has highlighted the role Dennis Bergkamp played in his development when he was at Ajax.
SOON clubs will be able to start signing pre-contract agreements with players who are available on Bosman free transfers - and Scout7 provides priceless information about who is available.
DARREN BURGESS, the new Director of High Performance at Arsenal, has called on practitioners to “stick together and not publicly comment on what happens at other clubs” following a tweet from his West Brom counterpart.
ARSENAL manager Arsene Wenger says he has no idea whether modern recovery techniques work or not - and claims no-one else does either.
ARSENAL have installed ‘one of the largest cryotherapy units in the UK’ as part of their refurbishment of the London Colney training centre.
ARSENE WENGER says the manager of the future will not even need a football background, because his or her decisions will be based on science and technology.
GERMAN defender Per Mertesacker is to retire as a player at the end of next season and take over as Arsenal’s Academy Manager.
FORMER Arsenal keeper Jens Lehmann has joined the club as first team coach as Arsene Wenger continues the most significant overhaul of his backroom team since the late 90s.
ARSENAL have hired Hussein Fahmy from Team Sky to deal with their player contracts.
ARSENAL have appointed Darren Burgess, Liverpool's former Head of Fitness and Conditioning, as their new Head of Elite Performance.
GARY LEWIN, one of football’s best-known physios, has joined West Ham as their new head of medical services.
WEST BROM won the Premier League fitness title in 2016/17, with the lowest number of significant injuries and days lost to injury.
ARSENE WENGER has completely dismissed the possibility of working with a Director of Football as long as he is at Arsenal.
BOURNEMOUTH have used the latest principles on 'training load' to manage Jack Wilshere’s regime and minimise his risk of injury this season.
ARSENAL say the process of finding a replacement for Andries Jonker as academy manager is ‘ongoing’, with chief executive Ivan Gazidis playing a ‘central role’ in the process.
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