The Arsenal fans in the Transfer Tavern really are hopeful of a change in fortunes ahead of the new Premier League campaign after such a miserable one last term.
Indeed, the club record signing of Alexandre Lacazette has seriously excited our resident Gooners and those propping up the bar are waxing lyrical over their title chances, even in light of the fact there’s no Champions League football on offer at the Emirates Stadium.
Jan van Loon has reportedly followed the likes of Freddie Ljungberg and Andries Jonker to Die Wölfe, to work alongside the former as the latter’s assistant coaches. Van Loon was in charge of player development at the Gunners’ academy, though is thought to have been tempted across to Germany due to the chance of working with the first-team.
Jonker is now in charge of the German outfit, having left his post as the club’s academy manager back in February and, while it’s not exactly news to rock our local Arsenal fans, they’re worried about this trend.
Arsenal cannot keep replacing their academy staff so perhaps bringing in a coach with strong ties to the club could help impose some much-needed continuity in that area.