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Arsenal strengthen approach to developing young goalkeepers by appointing Andy Woodman as head of academy goalkeeping

PUBLISHED: 16:18 18 June 2018 | UPDATED: 16:25 18 June 2018

Arsenal have appointed Andy Woodman head of academy goalkeeping. PA

Arsenal have appointed Andy Woodman head of academy goalkeeping. PA

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The overhaul at Arsenal continues with the club appointing Andy Woodman as head of academy goalkeeping.

The club are taking steps to strengthen their approach to developing goalkeepers at academy level next season – and the highly-rated Woodman is part of that strategy.

Woodman will oversee the development and structure of the goalkeeping department from the U9s to the U23s.

He has been with Arsenal for the past 12 months, working at London Colney, and has a wealth of experience having worked with first team goalkeepers at West Ham United, Newcastle United and Crystal Palace.

He is joined by specialist goalkeeping coach Sebastian Barton, who joins the Gunners from Millwall, where he was the lead academy goalkeeping coach. Sebastian will be tasked with preparing youngsters from the U9s to U14s keepers.

Chris Terpcou joins from Newcastle United – where he won praise for a positive impact on England U21 prospect between the sticks Freddie Woodman.

Terpcou will be responsible for the club’s U14s to U18s keepers.

An Arsenal spokesman said: “The club would like to wish Andy, Sebastian and Chris every success in their new roles as they support each of young goalkeepers in their development.”

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