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.
Arsenal head of medical services Colin Lewin has lost his job after 23 years at the club. Shock decision delivered this morning and understood to have left many #AFC players + staff stunned and upset. Lewin leaves as part of a medical department restructure that could see more go
— David Ornstein (@bbcsport_david) May 14, 2018
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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