Who’s who in Arsenal’s back room shake up

The appointment of Raul Sanllehi as Head of Football relations is the 8th new appointment in the back room staff at Arsenal since February 2016.

Ben Wrigglesworth – First Team Video Scout

Much-admired scout Ben Wrigglesworth begun work at Arsenal in February 2016, after departing Leicester City.

Wrigglesworth, who worked as head of technical scouting at the King Power Stadium, moved to London where he serves as a first-team video scout.

Luke Hobbs – Interim Academy Manager

Following Andries Jonker’s appointment as Head Coach at VFL Wolfsburg, arsenal promoted Luke Hobbs from within to Interim Academy Manager

Luke had been in charge of Football Operations at our Hale End Academy and had been with the club since July 2013.

Jens Lehmann – First Team Coach

Former invincible, Lehmann, rejoined Arsenal as a first team coach in July 2017.

Huss Fahmy – Contracts, Legal & Commercial Expert

Legal eagle Huss Fahmy had been a key part of Team Sky’s operation since around its inception in 2010 after moving to Sky the previous year from the City where he worked for the multi-national law firm Herbert Smith.

He joined Arsenal in June 2017, strengthening our legal team.

Darren Burgess – Director of High Performance

A month after Fahmy joined, Liverpool’s former Head of Fitness and Conditioning joined the backroom staff.

Burgess joined the club from American Rules Football side Port Adelaide, to take up the new role of  Director of High Performance.

Sven Mislintat – Head of Recruitment

Arsenal have confirmed the appointment of Sven Mislintat as their new head of recruitment, effective from December.

The Gunners are set to bid farewell to current head scout Steve Rowley at the end of the month and have acted quickly to bring in Mislintat, who joined from German giants Borussia Dortmund.

Rueda de prensa del presidente del FC Barcelona, Jose Maria Bartomeu

Raul Sanllehi – Head of Football Relations

Former Barcelona Director of Football Raul Sanllehi is set to join Arsenal at the end of February 2018. He will take the newly created role of Head of Football Relations.

Per Mertesacker – Academy Manager

From the beginning of the 2018/19 season, Per Mertesacker will take over as Academy Manager.


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