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Arsenal announce several changes to Arteta’s coaching staff

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Arsenal have announced several changes to Mikel Arteta’s coaching and backroom staff ahead of his first full season in charge.

Arteta did a resounding job upon replacing Unai Emery as manager midway into last season, restoring Arsenal as a competitive outfit on route to a record 14th FA Cup title.

It was a mighty impressive job considering he only had two-and-a-half-years worth of coaching experience working as an assistant to Pep Guardiola at Manchester City.

But while nothing can take away the 38-year-old’s achievements over the last several months, the 2020/21 campaign is fast approaching with everyone to start with a clean slate once again.

Of course, Arsenal have already lost assistant coach Freddie Ljungberg with goalkeeping coach Sal Bibbo and physio Chris Morgan to follow the Swede out of the Emirates.

Although Arteta has brought in new faces to compensate for their exits as he looks to build on his strong start.

“Head coach Mikel Arteta’s coaching team has seen some changes prior to the start of the season,” read a statement on Arsenal.com.

“As announced previously, Freddie Ljungberg has decided to leave the club to pursue new opportunities and goalkeeping coach Sal Bibbo is also moving on after five years working with the first team keepers.

“We send our best wishes to Freddie and Sal as well as physio Chris Morgan, who has joined Liverpool.

“Chris is being replaced by Jordan Reece who was a regular figure on the touchline during the run-in last season.

“Congratulations Jordan.

“Mikel has brought in some additional coaches to support assistant coaches Steve Round and Albert Stuivenberg.

“Carlos Cuesta, who was previously at Juventus, Andreas Georgson comes in from Brentford and Miguel Molina who was previously with Atletico Madrid has also joined the team.

“Everyone at Arsenal welcomes Carlos, Andreas and Miguel.”

Arteta will take Arsenal to Wembley on Saturday to face Premier League champions Liverpool for the Community Shield.