Olympic legend offers services to Arsenal backroom

Mo Farah has opened the door to helping Arsenal with their their continual fitness issues.

The four-time Olympic gold medallist has revealed that he has been a Gunners’ fan since moving to Britain as a boy, and would love to work for the club, potentially to help deal with fitness.

Farah said: “One thing I really love is football and I have a good relationship with Arsenal. I started supporting them when I first came to Britain as a kid.

“I liked the way they played. They also had a lot of players from African backgrounds. One day, I’d love to be able to work for them, maybe as a fitness coach.

“I’m a big believer in what the body’s capable of with proper training.”

It’s no secret that our beloved Arsenal side has consistently struggled with a large number of long-term injuries, and it could well prove wise to take up Farah on his offer to help.

Our current fitness coach and his assistant have stayed the same since 2001, and a slight shake-up could well be needed, especially with our title credentials having been dented year-in year-out due to injuries to key players.

The likes of Theo Walcott, Aaron Ramsey, Jack Wilshere, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Mathieu Debuchy and Per Mertesacker having all missed large chunks of recent seasons.

The long-distance runner is yet to hang up his boots however, and may not quite be ready to take on the role just yet, but having prepared his mind and body for races from 1500M up to marathon distance (roughly 42KM), his experience could prove vital in the future.

Should we consider the appointment of the Farah in the future? Does our current team need shaking up?

Pat J

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  1. Twig says:

    I just had a thought, if Arsene go, will Arsenal lose its identity? 🙁
    Whoever takes his place, it wouldn’t be the same Arsenal.
    What if we have a new manager that prefers a shoot and hope it finds the net type of football? 😀

  2. Incarnate says:

    Would be nice having another experienced competitor around the lads.

  3. Big G says:

    Mo farah is a credit to his sport and no doubt he knows exactly how to train and keep fit in professional sport, he could help introduce new ideas to our physical training routines. There are plenty of coaches we could choose that could do the job but no of them can stop injuries happening on the pitch.

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