Arsenal stat expert Jaeson Rosenfeld is reportedly part of a four-man sub-committee tasked with finding Arsene Wenger’s replacement.

Rosenfeld is the head of StatDNA – the statistical analytic company Arsenal bought in 2012. According to the Daily Mail, the stats expert is one of the people tasked with finding a new manager.

COLOGNE, GERMANY - NOVEMBER 14: Joachim Loew, Manager of of Germany looks on during the international friendly match between Germany and France at RheinEnergieStadion on November 14, 2017 in Cologne, Germany. (Photo by Alexander Hassenstein/Bongarts/Getty Images)
(Photo by Alexander Hassenstein/Bongarts/Getty Images)

So far, Rosenfeld’s data and statistical analytic methods have helped Arsenal sign Gabriel, who’s now gone to Valencia, and pointed them in the direction of Gonzalo Higuain before he joined Napoli, as well as Manchester City’s best player at the moment, Kevin de Bruyne.

Obviously, Arsenal didn’t end up signing the latter two…

Ivan Gazidis, Sven Mislintat and Raul Sanllehi will be also be involved in the process of finding Wenger’s replacement, with Gazidis being the man to finally run their decision by owner Stan Kroenke, followed by his son Josh.

The Mail report that Germany manager Joachim Löw is still the ‘internal favourite’.

The 58-year-old did win the World Cup, to be fair.

If Arsenal do decide to bring him on board after this season has ended, he would presumably still be in charge of Germany for the World Cup, which he would be trying to retain… so, as the Mail point out, it won’t be the best timing.

I imagine it’s pretty difficult to transition over to a new club and implement your own ideas while coaching the best national team in the world.

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