Arsenal’s head groundsman has left the club and been replaced by Alan Russell.
Reece Waston had previously noted on social media that he would be leaving the club, although it was not clear why. With his final goodbye message, all has become clear.
“Yesterday was my last day at club,” Watson wrote. “A very weird feeling which I don’t know how to react. I can’t thank enough all the staff for my unbelievable send off, it’s a really special place in which the staff truly love the club and give everything to do their bit for its success. I hope to be able to take that passion to my new company. @aruss85 has taken over the role, I’m so proud that he has been given the chance to take things to the next level and really excited to see him excel in the position. As for me, a few days in Frome, and then I get straight into it on Monday. Let’s do this!! #rawstadia #arsenal #emiratesstadium.”
@aruss85 is Alan Russell about whom I know absolutely nothing apart from the fact he also plays football for Sunday league side, Wheathampstead 89 FC.
Reece Watson had been in charge of preparing the pitch for Arsenal for 13 years but revealed back in November that he would be leaving the club in February, 2019.
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After 13 years at the club, I have decided to move on to the next chapter. I will leave my position in February to start a new and innovative company which will approach things differently and I'm confident will have a great impact on our industry. I would like to thank Arsenal FC for the amazing opportunities they have provided me, for which I will be forever grateful. I leave behind a fantastic team and indeed some of my closest friends, all of whom have had such a positive influence on my life. We will be celebrating at the Highbury Barn on the 8th February, so please join us. I’m very excited for what the future holds, watch this space … #arsenal #emiratesstadium #groundsman