Steve Bould has finally spoken about Arsene Wenger’s departure, albeit briefly.

Arsenal’s joint assistant manager, Steve Bould, faced an uncertain future as the club underwent a total overhaul behind the scenes during the summer.

LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 10: Steve Bould of Arsenal looks on during the Premier League match between Tottenham Hotspur and Arsenal at Wembley Stadium on February 10, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND – FEBRUARY 10: Steve Bould of Arsenal looks on during the Premier League match between Tottenham Hotspur and Arsenal at Wembley Stadium on February 10, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)

For quite some time there was talk that he would leave and, at one point, he was even rumoured to be taking over the Stoke managerial position.

In the end, he agreed to stay at the club and now serves alongside Juan Carlos Carcedo as one of Unai Emery’s assistants.

In a video filmed by Arsenal Media to discuss coaching at the club, Bould appears alongside Sal Bibbo, another holdover from the Wenger era, although he only joined 12 months before Wenger & co. departed.

As interesting as the video is, it was Bould’s comments about how good things are since the change that really caught my ear.

“The change, after twenty-odd years has been enormous but I think it’s gone well,” he said.

“I think the transition from the last period has been remarkable.”

Speaking about the change of tactics to play out from the back, working with the defenders and a host of other insight we rarely get access to, you can hear what Bould and Bibbo had to say in the video above.

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