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New Arsenal academy chief Mertesacker shakes up staff with four new appointments

New Arsenal academy chief Per Mertesacker has been overhauling to staff he's inherited since the end of the season.

The London Evening Standard says Arsenal have appointed goalkeeping coach Chris Terpcou from Newcastle to work in their youth setup.

Freddie Woodman's father Andy was appointed as a goalkeeping coach for the U18 and U23 squads last year, and Terpcou will work under him.

Former German FA coach Marcel Lucassen and Lee Herron - the latter highly regarded for his work at Reading - were added to Mertesacker's team earlier this month as respective heads of coach and player development and academy football operations.

Freddie Ljungberg, who played more than 200 games for Arsenal and won two Premier League titles over nine years, was appointed head coach of the U23s.

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