Arsenal’s Chief Executive Vinai Venkatesham has outlined big plans for Arsenal Women following the appointment of Jonas Eidevall as the brand new head coach.
Leah Williamson has signed a brand new contract and Mana Iwabuchi has been introduced in throughout a summer season of change in north London.
With the elevated help for the ladies’s workforce Venkatesham informed Arsenal.com: “There’s been actually numerous work that has been performed behind the scenes to extend the help of our ladies’s workforce.”This course of actually began late summer season final yr, once I stepped into my new function. One of the primary issues that I did once I stepped into my new function was spend a while to sit down down with a few of our ladies’s gamers and a few of our Arsenal Women’s workers, and listened.”We had a very open and frank dialog, and we have had quite a few actually open and frank conversations since concerning the issues that we’re doing excellently and the issues that we’re doing effectively, however we will enhance on or do higher on.
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“We determined to kick-off a evaluate strategy of every thing that we do at Arsenal Women to consider how we will enhance and the way we will get higher.”That was headed up by our operations director, Hywel Sloman, and we utilised each inside and exterior consultants to essentially have a look at every thing.
“There’s a number of adjustments which have come out of that evaluate,for instance, we have considerably elevated and enhanced the backroom workers that help our ladies’s workforce, so we’re bringing on board a brand new head of sports activities medication and sports activities science, we have elevated the workers in our medical workforce, we have introduced on board a nutritionist, we have created a brand new particular person improvement coach function, we have introduced on extra operations workers.”We’ve actually modified the set-up behind the scenes fairly considerably to verify our gamers have every thing they should be profitable on the pitch.”There’s additionally greater than that, when Jonas joins us in the beginning of pre-season this yr, we’ll be sitting down with him and a number of the gamers, and likewise sitting down with the workers for a very thrilling new venture, which goes to be to construct a brand new ladies’s soccer constructing right here at London Colney.
“It can be giving the ladies’s workforce the proper of set-up right here to ship the ambitions that we’ve going ahead. “We’re additionally altering the reporting line of Arsenal Women, Arsenal Women will now report into Rich Garlick our director of soccer operations, who reviews into Edu Gaspar.”The objective of that’s to deliver our academy, our males’s soccer operation and our ladies’s soccer operation even nearer collectively than they’ve been earlier than, so we’re actually going to have the ability to unlock a number of the synergies between these groups.”We’ll use a number of the know-how, a number of the analytic platforms, that we use for our males’s workforce in ladies’s soccer to assist drive ladies’s soccer ahead.”I suppose total we have at all times been a big investor in ladies’s soccer. We make investments tens of millions of kilos a yr yearly, into ladies’s soccer.”Next yr we’ll be investing rather more than ever earlier than, all with that ambition in thoughts to offer us the perfect likelihood of being profitable on the pitch.”It was additionally confirmed that Arsenal Women would play their Champions League video games on the Emirates.”It’s been a busy time within the shut season and one of many issues we have been spending numerous time on the Arsenal Women’s aspect is considering how we will deliver quite a few ladies’s video games to Emirates Stadium subsequent season.”The objective there may be clear, the aim is to permit extra Arsenal followers to have the chance to observe Arsenal Women play stay on the Emirates Stadium.””There can be new alternatives to observe Arsenal Women subsequent season on the Emirates Stadium, after we deliver matches to there, and naturally there is a implausible new broadcast cope with Sky and with BBC that is going to offer extra individuals alternatives to observe ladies’s soccer.”But the house of ladies’s soccer at Arsenal Football Club is Meadow Park, Boreham Wood. It’s a implausible stadium with nice transport hyperlinks, a implausible pitch and that’s the place we’re taking part in the overwhelming majority of our residence video games. “So should you’ve not been down there or had the prospect to return right down to Meadow Park, please come alongside subsequent season, COVID restrictions allowing, as a result of it is at all times a implausible event.”On Williamson committing her future to the membership Venkatesham stated: “We’ve obtained a terrific group of gamers and naturally we’re busy this switch window making an attempt to strengthen the workforce much more.”But after all simply as necessary as bringing in new gamers is retaining key gamers.”I’m completely delighted that Leah has prolonged her contract with us.”Leah is after all a implausible participant but in addition a implausible particular person,everyone knows Leah as an Arsenal fan who has grown up with this membership, so I used to be particularly delighted to see Leah prolong her contract with us.”