Date: 15th May 2018 at 3:44am

Arsenal have made further changes to backroom staff after cutting veteran physio Colin Lewin and five other long-serving managers.

Colin, brother of England physio Gary, has been at the club for 23 years. He initially joined Arsenal’s academy to work his way up through the ranks to become a vital member of Arsene Wenger’s first team set up.

The Mail claim the physio was shocked to be told on Monday that his services are no longer required.

Five other long-serving coaches and medical personnel are going including Neil Banfield, also with more than 20 years’ service — goalkeeping specialist Gerry Peyton, fitness coach Tony Colbert and equipment manager Paul Johnson.

The news has reportedly come as a shock to Arsenal players. BBC reporter David Ornstein suggested Arsenal player’s were taken by surprise at the backroom exodus.

It is understood that Steve Bould and Jens Lehmann have been asked to stay on to form part of the new-look coaching team.

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One response to “Arsenal release five backroom staff”

  1. chris says:

    This is all about dismantling the protective system that Wenger kept in place for so long. Note that he has never allowed anyone to have the seniority to rival him. E.G. Both Pat Rice and Steve Bould (highly experienced international defenders) were treated as YES MEN. And Wenger says he has done it all for Arsenal …… NOT for himself ??

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