Arsenal manager, Arsene Wenger has continued his reshuffle of the Arsenal team by bringing in another back room staff, in a series of moves that are targeted at strengthening the core of the Arsenal first team.
Earlier in the week, it was reported that Arsenal legend, Jens Lehmann has joined the backroom staff as a first team coach. The former Gunners player, who was an untouchable member of the invincible season of 2003/04 season, as the 13-time English champions went the whole league season unbeaten.
The Mirror report that Sal Bibbo, a 42-year-old goalkeeping coach has been brought in to complement the efforts of Gerry Peyton, as the Gunners are keen to mount an assault on the Premier League title.
Bibbo has been brought in to work with the likes of Cech, Ospina and Martinez as Wenger looks to win the title after a 13-year drought. Bibbo used to work with the academy of Reading and that of Nike. He was pictured on Thursday working alongside legendary shot stopper, Cech at the club’s London Colney training ground.
Wenger signed a 2-year contract extension after the FA Cup Final win over Chelsea, in which the Gunners won 2-1 over their more fancied rivals in Wembley. This contract is likely to be the Frenchman’s last contract, and without the prospect of Champions League football next season, Wenger is looking for a sustained assault on the league title.
It was also announced this week that Per Mertesecker,the club captain will take over as Academy manager from the beginning of next season, when he retires from playing at the end of this season. The German has struggled with injuries in the last 12 months, but was impeccable in his first start of last season in the FA Cup Final.