Tony Adams is returning to Arsenal next season to work with the Under-18 team.
Adams, a true Gunners legend, will work with Thierry Henry as assistant U18 coaches with current Under-16 boss Kwame Ampadu expected to be the manager.
This is a major signal of intent from Arsenal who are keen to bolster their coaching options by turning to former players – something that we haven’t done in the past.
Adams has management experience, previously working for Wycombe, Portsmouth and Gabala, and while things didn’t always go well, there’s no doubting he has a lot to offer.
I’m interested to see the balance between Adams’ defence knowledge and Henry’s striker knowledge, which should give the youth team total balance.
Henry is expected to sign his contract with Arsenal after Euro 2016, where he is working as a pundit for the BBC. Make sure you follow bethut’s Euro 2016 News for more on that.
Overall, Arsenal’s youth teams have been a bit of a mess for years and fans will be pretty excited by this news of two legends returning – to try and move the club forward.
Will another Jack Wilshere be just around the corner? We can only hope so.