Former Arsenal defender Per Mertesacker has joined the Gunners’ executive team according to a senior club official.
2014 FIFA World Cup winner Mertesacker is the Arsenal academy manager.
The 34-year-old was appointed the club’s academy boss at the start of last season and went on to assume the role at the end of his playing contract this summer.
The latest news about his inclusion in the Arsenal executive team was revealed by the Gunners’ managing director Vinai Venkatesham via dailycannon.
According to him, the former Werder Bremen and Hannover 96 centre back will bring a new level of expertise and energy to the executive team.
This development is another chapter in the numerous changes at Arsenal on and off the field.
The biggest change at club came in the summer when Arsene Wenger called time on his 22-year reign as the Arsenal manager and was swiftly replaced by Unai Emery who signed a three-year contract.
The Spaniard began his tenure with two successive league defeats against champions Manchester City and London rivals Chelsea but he has been able to turn things around.
Arsenal have now won eleven games in a row in all competitions under his guidance since the previously mentioned defeats.