Arsenal have poached goalkeeping coach Chris Terpcou from Newcastle United, recruiting him to work alongside Andy Woodman with the u18s and u23s.

According to Sunday’s edition of the Chronicle, Terpcou is switching clubs to work under head coach Unai Emery next season. Woodman previously left Newcastle to work at the Emirates with the youth teams, and now his former colleague is following him down to London.

Arsenal have a number of talented young goalkeepers on the verge of first-team opportunities, so it’s no surprise to see the club try and bring in the right people to help the youngsters make that final step.

There’s Emi Martinez, who spent the year on loan with Getafe. Then Matt Macey, who got his first senior minutes for Arsenal in the Europa League and League Cup this season.

Joao Virginia impressed all campaign for the youth teams, and 16-year-old Karl Jakob Hein recently became the latest addition to the academy ranks. Arthur Okonkwo is also a big talent, but Arsenal still need to get him to commit to a scholarship deal. Perhaps the club’s efforts to improve their goalkeeping staff will help that cause.

Arsenal also let a couple of young goalkeepers go this summer, with Ryan Huddart and Hugo Keto released by the club. Hopefully the next batch of youngsters will have more success in North London.