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Arsenal say farewell to Steve Bould after 33 years as Per Mertesacker pays tribute to much-loved coach

Arsenal say farewell to Steve Bould after 33 years as Per Mertesacker pays tribute to much-loved coach


ARSENAL have bid an emotional farewell to much-loved coach Steve Bould after his 33 years of service got here to an finish.

Bould, 58, spent greater than three a long time on the membership as a participant and coach.

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Arsenal had bid farewell to Steve Bould after the Underneath-23s boss was axed final month[/caption]

The previous Gunners defender spent six years as Arsene Wenger’s No2 earlier than taking on the function of Underneath-23s boss.

However after a dreadful 2020-21 – wherein the U23s completed TENTH within the 13-team PL2 – Bould was controversially axed final month.

Arsenal need to exchange Bould with England Underneath-18s boss Kevin Betsy.

And on Tuesday, they launched a membership assertion thanking Bould for his unbelievable service.

It learn: “Thanks and good luck, Bouldy.”

Academy boss Per Mertesacker added: “Steve has been a incredible servant for us on and off the pitch.

“His report as a participant speaks for itself and he has been an inspiration to generations of younger gamers coming by means of the academy.
 
“This has been a really arduous resolution to make.

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“Steve’s contribution to the Underneath-23s and the membership as a complete has been large and he’ll at all times be an vital determine in our historical past.”

Technical director Edu additionally gushed about Bould’s work, saying: “We’re massively grateful to Steve for all the things.

“He has helped develop so many prime professionals and his expertise and character has had a huge effect.

“I wish to add my thanks for his contribution and need him and his household effectively for the long run.”

As a participant, Bould made 372 appearances for for the North Londoners between 1988 and 1999.

In that point, the defender gained three league titles, the FA Cup, League Cup and the European Cup Winners’ Cup.

Since retiring, Bould has labored as a coach, assistant supervisor and Underneath-23s boss.

He’s but to discover a new job since being let go by Arsenal.

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