Arsenal undergo academy restructure with eight staff members losing their jobs

5 Nov

Arsenal have reportedly completed a major shake-up of their academy set-up which involved eight staff members leaving the club.

One of departing members of the backroom staff is head of youth scouting Steve Morrow, the former Arsenal player, according to the Daily Mail.

Morrow made more than 60 appearances for the Gunners between 1988 and 1997 and scored in the 1993 League Cup final. He famously broke his arm in the post-match celebrations at Wembley when Tony Adams dropped him onto the pitch.

Morrow scored the winning goal at Wembley to down Sheffield Wednesday
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He returned to the club in 2008 and has held a number of roles since then.

The 49-year-old was touted as a candidate for the head of academy and technical director roles before they were filled by Per Mertesacker and Edu respectively.

The Daily Mail claim that the pair have been at the forefront of the decision to axe eight members of staff in the restructuring.

Kevin Beadell, Dan Rice, David Lee, Jay Leffe and Joe Sutton are understood to be among the others who are leaving the club.

Results on the pitch for Arsenal have dipped in recent weeks with Unai Emery, the head coach, under increasing pressure.

The Gunners have taken just two points from their past three Premier League games, against Sheffield United, Crystal Palace and Wolves, despite being in winning positions in two of the matches.

They return to domestic action on Saturday evening with a trip to high-flying Leicester, and talkSPORT will bring you full LIVE commentary of the Premier League fixture as part of GameDay.

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