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Arsenal coach Stuivenberg leaves roles with Wales

Arsenal assistant coach Albert Stuivenberg has stepped down from his coaching role with Wales.

What’s the story?

It has been announced that the Dutchman has made the decision to focus on his role with Arsenal.

Stuivenberg was appointed as assistant manager for the Welsh national team by Ryan Giggs in 2017.

The 50-year-old was part of Robert Page’s staff as he deputised for the Manchester United legend at Euro 2020.

He then joined Mikel Arteta as his assistant manager when the Spaniard joined Arsenal in 2019.

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What has Stuivenberg said?

Speaking about his time with the nation, the Arsenal man revealed his thankfulness towards the players and the fans.

When talking about Wales, the coach told the BBC: “It has been an honour to be part of the coaching set-up with Wales. It has been an exciting period in the history of the game and I have learnt a lot both on and off the field. I thank all the players for the hard work and the incredible, passionate supporters.”

Meanwhile, the coach has claimed he was trusted ‘massively’ by former Manchester United boss Louis van Gaal.

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Stuivenberg can now focus on the Gunners

After leaving Wales, Stuivenberg can now focus on helping Mikel Arteta take Arsenal to the next level.

It is hard to say if the Netherlands-born figure has been distracted as a result of his work with the Dragons. However, dedicating all his time to the north London giants can only be a positive.

Arsenal need all the help they can get in their mission to break into the top four.

There has been a marked improvement since the arrival of Arteta and his coaching staff.

The Gunners possessed the third-best defence in the league last season. Despite, their eighth-placed finish, there are signs Arsenal are headed in the right direction.

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