Arsenal head of medical services moving to Manchester United

Manchester United have managed to convinced Arsenal’s highly-rated head of medical services Gary O’Driscoll to leave the Emirates Stadium for Old Trafford. Other clubs failed in their attempts to headhunt O’Driscoll over the years.

It is understood O’Driscoll, 52, was not intending to leave the North London club, where he is extremely popular but he wasn’t able to turn down the opportunity to work at Manchester United.

Liverpool wanted him in 2020 but O’Driscoll decided to reject those advances in order to stay at Arsenal.

O’Driscoll will now move his family to the North-West.

According to David Ornstein of The Athletic, the move will happen towards the end of the summer and O’Driscoll will oversee a period of transition to help Arsenal find a successor.

Arsenal improved last season after challenging Man City for the Premier League title, but this will be seen as a huge coup for United.

O’Driscoll’s professional credentials, experience, personality and character are said to have make him the stand-out candidate according to the report.

After joining Arsenal in 2009, O’Driscoll became a key figure at the club. His popularity was clear to see during Arsenal’s All or Nothing documentary.

This will come as a blow for Mikel Arteta.

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