Arsenal ‘sack Steve Bould’ after Under-23s coach’s THREE DECADES of loyal service to the Gunners

ARSENAL legend Steve Bould has been SACKED after more than three decades of loyal service.

The Gunners legend has been at the club since 1988 – firstly as a player andthen as a coach.

Bould has been working as Under-23s coach since June 2019 after taking over from Freddie Ljungberg.

But has now been given the boot by Arsenal after the Under-23s finished TENTH in the 13-team PL2.

It's believed academy chief Per Mertesacker will take over from Bould, at least for now.

Bould first joined the Gunners in 1988 and would go on to form part of a brick wall of a back-four alongside, Tony Adams, Lee Dixon and Nigel Winterburn.

Racking up 372 appearances in all competitions, Bould won three league titles and two FA Cup crowns at Highbury.

The defender spent the final year of his career – the 1999-2000 season – at Sunderland before heading back to Arsenal in 2001.

There, the former centre-back took on the role of youth coach.

Bould even led the Gunners' Under-18s to back-to-back Premier Academy League titles in 2009 and 2010.


In 2012, he took over from Pat Rice as Arsene Wenger's assistant manager.

But he would go on to swap jobs with Ljungberg as part of a major reshuffle in 2019.

Youngsters such as Bukayo Saka and Emile Smith Rowe have proven to be real success stories from the Arsenal academy in recent years, now thriving in the first-team.

But after the Under-23's disappointing season, the Gunners board have decided to part ways with coach Bould.


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