Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta looking to add Wales assistant and former Man United coach Albert Stuivenberg to backroom staff
- New Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta is in the process of finalising his backroom team
- Former Everton assistant Steve Round and Inaki Cana Pavon are set to join
- Gunners are set to make a move for Wales assistant coach Albert Stuivenberg
- Wales are preparing for Euro 2020 and boss Ryan Giggs will not want to lose him
Mikel Arteta has targeted Wales assistant coach Albert Stuivenberg to help lead his Arsenal revolution.
New boss Arteta is finalising his backroom team, with former Everton assistant Steve Round and Inaki Cana Pavon, goalkeeping coach at Brentford, set to join. Freddie Ljungberg will also remain with the first team.
But Sportsmail understands Dutchman Stuivenberg, 49, is also being considered by Arteta. Wales are preparing for Euro 2020 and boss Ryan Giggs will not want to lose his key lieutenant now. But discussions about an approach for Stuivenberg have taken place and Arsenal are set to make their move.
Mikel Arteta has targeted Wales assistant coach Albert Stuivenberg to join his revolution
Arteta is in the process of finalising his backroom team after being confirmed as manager
Ljungberg, interim boss after Unai Emery was fired last month, took charge of the team for the last time on Saturday with Arteta watching the 0-0 draw at Everton from the stands.
Arteta said of Ljungberg: ‘I told him my ideas and the people I wanted to bring to form my coaching staff, their roles and responsibilities. I wanted to know what he was feeling, his expectations.
‘We made a decision that the best thing was for him to stay with us. He knows the players, he knows the situatiofn. I got a good impression. He’s ready to help. He was very positive.’
Arteta will be in the Arsenal dugout for the first time on Boxing Day at Bournemouth with the Gunners 11th in the Premier League. Mesut Ozil, left out of the Everton game after his angry reaction to being substituted against Manchester City, should return after Arteta granted him a ‘clean slate’.
Wales are preparing for Euro 2020 and Ryan Giggs (L) will not want to lose his man (R) now