Arsenal are set to appoint a new head of academy goalkeeping and a new academy head of sports science and medicine.
According to Echosport, Terry Mason – no relation of Perry – has been hired to work with the club’s next generation of glove butlers.
Mason has been working with Southend United for 15 years, predominantly at academy-level but most recently as their first team keeper coach, and also has five years experience working with England’s under-18s. He’s no stranger to the Gunners, his Twitter bio references a Talent ID role he has with us.
Elsewhere, Yorkshire Live claims Sheffield Wednesday’s Tony Strudwick will become the Arsenal academy’s head of sports science and medicine.
Strudwick moves to London with a wealth of experience having been a Manchester United first team coach for seven years under Sir Alex Ferguson. He went on to work with the Red Devils’ youth team under Louis Van Gaal.
In recent years he’s combined his role as head of performance for the Wales national team with his responsibilities at Hillsborough. We’re assuming his connection with Gunners first team coach Albert Stuivenberg, who is also Wales’ assistant manager, has played a part in his move.
Under Per Mertesacker’s stewardship, there are expected to be further changes at the academy this summer. Arsenal are already on the lookout for a new under-23s head coach after parting ways with Steve Bould.