Following the horrendous display of Arsenal in the League and Europe last season, a major shake up was expected on the sideline and backroom of Arsenal.
Arsene Wenger who had spent over 20-years with Club was expected to quit by a major section of the Club but the French tactician heeded to his instincts and has stayed put at the Club.
He knows he’s been handed a rare chance and the need to proof his critiques wrong cannot be overly emphasised. He has been urged by the board of Arsenal to make chances in his approach and a rebound effect would be a shakeup in his backroom staffers.
The first change Arsenal have made so far is the signing of Andy Woodman, who was previously behind the scenes at Crystal Palace and Newcastle United.
He will join Arsenal’s U23 side, however, he is still a part of the overhauling that is going on at Arsenal. He was hand-picked among others targets.
Woodman joins Darren Burgess who was recently appointed as Arsenal’s director of high performance. Burgess joined from Port Adelaide and he is expected to oversee Arsenal’s entire medical set-up.
The arrival of Burgess to the Club saw Tony Colbert, who was one of the club’s fitness coaches,moved to a technical role within the coaching system.
All of these is expected to culminate into a better team for Arsenal which is the primary aim.