Arsenal staff profiles
Pen pics of Arsenal's coaching, science, medicine and analytics staff. To see staff profiles for other clubs, click here.
MANAGER AND HEADS OF DEPARTMENT:
MANAGER: Arsene Wenger
Joined in October 1996 and is Arsenal's longest-serving manager. His influence over all aspects of club cannot be over-estimated.
HEAD OF ELITE PERFORMANCE: Darren Burgess
Former Liverpool man joined in July, although he is unlikely to be with Gunners full-time until December.
HEAD OF RECRUITMENT: Sven Mislintat
'Diamond Eye' - joined from Borussia Dortmund in December. Will oversee Academy and first team recruitment. Gunners described him as “one of Europe’s most respected player recruitment experts”.
HEAD OF FOOTBALL RELATIONS: Raul Sanllehi
Was Barcelona's Director of Football for 14 years. Will lead player negotiations and liaise with governing bodies - an area Arsenal have been weak in since the departure of David Dein.
FIRST-TEAM COACH: Boro Primorac
Has been Wenger's right-hand man since March 1997. Keeps a low profile. Reports he was to leave last season dismissed as 'fake news' by Wenger.
FIRST-TEAM COACH: Jens Lehmann
Part of the 'Invincibles' side that went unbeaten in 2003/4. First senior coaching job for the straight-talking German.
GOALKEEPING COACH: Sal Bibbo
Journeyman player who joined Reading as a goalkeeper coach in 2006. Moved to the Emirates this summer.
ASSISTANT MANAGER: Steve Bould
Legendary player for the club, making 372 appearances in the centre of defence. Became Academy coach in 2001 and Assistant Manager in 2012.
FIRST-TEAM COACH: Neil Banfield
With the Gunners since June 1997 and in charge of the reserves for eight of those years. Promoted to first-team duties in 2012.
HEAD OF GOALKEEPING: Gerry Peyton
As a player, went to 1990 World Cup with the Republic of Ireland. Joined the Gunners in July 2003.