Arsenal reach agreement to bring in highly-rated PSG staff member

KAZAN, RUSSIA - JULY 05: Paulinho recovers with the physiotherapist Bruno Mazziotti during a Brazil training session ahead of the the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia Quarter Final match between Brazil and Belgium at Tsentralny Stadium on July 5, 2018 in Kazan, Russia. (Photo by Buda Mendes/Getty Images)
KAZAN, RUSSIA - JULY 05: Paulinho recovers with the physiotherapist Bruno Mazziotti during a Brazil training session ahead of the the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia Quarter Final match between Brazil and Belgium at Tsentralny Stadium on July 5, 2018 in Kazan, Russia. (Photo by Buda Mendes/Getty Images)

Arsenal have reached an agreement to bring in Brazilian medic Bruno Mazziotti from Paris Saint-Germain, according to David Ornstein.

Brazil's forward Neymar is comforted by team physio Bruno Mazziotti as he leaves the practice during a training session of Brazil national football team at Yug Sport Stadium, in Sochi, on June 19, 2018, ahead of the Russia 2018 World Cup football tournament. (Photo by Adrian DENNIS / AFP) (Photo credit should read ADRIAN DENNIS/AFP via Getty Images)
Brazil’s forward Neymar is comforted by team physio Bruno Mazziotti on June 19, 2018. (Photo by ADRIAN DENNIS/AFP via Getty Images)

David Ornstein reports for The Athletic that Arsenal finally have an agreement to bring in Bruno Mazziotti from PSG. He still needs to finalise the terms of his exit from the Ligue 1 club, so we may need to wait a little longer for an official announcement.

But the Gunners have been working on a deal for the medic since June, so they’ll be happy to land their man at last. He’ll likely help fill the gap created by Chris Morgan’s move to Liverpool.

Arsenal almost lost club doctor Gary O’Driscoll to Liverpool as well this summer, but they managed to convince him to stay in the end. O’Driscoll and Mazziotti will now work together to lead the Gunners’ medical team.

Unsurprisingly, Mazziotti has a close relationship with Arsenal technical director Edu. They worked together at Corinthians and the Brazil national team. The 42-year-old also worked for Real Madrid and AC Milan in the past. Clearly, he has a track record.

The sooner they can get it all over the line, the better. As usual, Arsenal have plenty of injury concerns to deal with right now.