According to The Athletic’s David Ornstein, Garry O’Driscoll, Head of Medical Services at Arsenal, is set to stay at the Emirates after turning down the chance to join Liverpool.
The same publication reported in January that a deal for the Irishman to replace Andrew Massey, his counterpart at Anfield, was close to being completed. The Gunners even posted a job description on the website.
While it’s hard to say for sure why O’Driscoll, who joined the Gunners in 2009, has had a change of heart, it’s said that Mikel Arteta and Edu were both desperate to keep him.
Maybe the impressive start made by Arteta, who took over as Arsenal head coach in December, has played a part?
Ornstein also mentions that O’Driscoll has earned praise for the way he has handled the club’s response to the threat of coronavirus. While Mikel Arteta did test positive, there have been no reports of further players or staff contracting the virus.