No, Arsene has not left us….. 😉
Yesterday, Arsenal Ladies confirmed that they had appointed their new manager, Laura Harvey.
The new boss takes up her position after Terry Gervaise stepped down after just eight months in charge – he wanted to give all in his role as Academy Director.
Laura, assistant academy director, joined the Arsenal Ladies set-up in the summer of 2008 as first team coach working alongside Gervaise and now General Manager Vic Akers, after which time she also fulfilled the role of Reserve team manager.
29-year-old Harvey is assistant coach for the England U-19s, having previously worked at Under-15 and Under-17 level. On a domestic front Laura’s last club was Birmingham City Ladies, where across a six year period she took on numerous roles including centre of excellence director and first team manager.
Laura said: “It’s a really proud moment for me. In women’s football, especially domestically, it doesn’t come any bigger than Arsenal. When you set out to coach and you know this is your dream and your love, you want to make it the best it can possibly be and in my eyes it doesn’t get much bigger than this. I’m looking forward to my new role also the challenge of taking on the responsibility of the team, which starts with our FA Cup Quarter-Final fixture against Doncaster on Sunday”.
Some of you may wonder why have posted such news, well, we are Arsenal and the ladies are part of our club..
Good luck to you ladies….
They sit four points off the top of the league with six games in hand – not bad, eh! They are still in the FA Cup and Europe….
Wouldn’t it be just wonderful if the men were in the same position in the Premiership and FA Cup…..
Well we are not, but after the win against the dippers, we are still in with a chance, an outside one, but a chance and now it’s up to us to win all the games and watch others around drop a few here and there.
Concerns for me right now though are the reports of injuries to both Song and Arshavin
Speaking to Arsenal TV Online, Arsene Wenger said:
“Unfortunately we have lost Alex Song with a medial knee ligament problem.
“I hope he will be available for next week but it is not for sure. Arshavin looks to be a hamstring problem. We have to assess that too.
“Nasri got an elbow in his face and he felt unwell. But that is no problem. He will be available.
“So the questions marks will be about Arshavin and Song. We’ll know more tomorrow. Arshavin has a scan today and Alex Song has come in for treatment. He is very sore today so we’ll have to see how he responds – that was yesterday so we could find out more today.
Let’s hope its good news; surely we have had our quota of injuries for this season.
Talking of injuries, how sad is it for Cashley – written off for three months with an ankle fracture! Yes I do have a smirk on my face at the time of writing, much as it pains me to say, he is one of the best left backs in football right now, so lets see how the chavs deal with such a massive blow!