Arsenal Women’s manager Pedro Losa Martinez has left the club with immediate effect. BBC Sport broke the story last night that the Spanish coach was set to leave, but did not include a timeframe for his departure in their story.
Since then, women’s football journalist Kieran Thievam from Women’s Soccer Zone has had it confirmed that Losa has left the club, after a poor start to the season which sees the Gunners in 6th place in the WSL.
Given the huge expenditure on players and influx of world renowned stars in the last 2 years, Arsenal have underperformed in their league campaigns, with inconsistent team selections leading to inconsistent results.
Pedro arrived at Arsenal in 2014 and has since won a Continental Cup (the equivalent of the League Cup) and an FA Cup. Undoubtedly the high point of his reign arrived in May 2016 when he led the team to FA Cup final victory over Chelsea at Wembley.
However, the club have struggled to compete with Chelsea and Manchester City in the league, despite having a comparable squad. Arsenal are expected to make an official announcement shortly.
It remains to be seen who will take over, names of legendary ex players such as Marieanne Spacey, Jayne Ludlow and Kelly Smith- who manages the Development team currently, will feature with the bookmakers.