Arsenal set-piece coach Andreas Georgson will leave the club after less than a year and will be replaced by Manchester City man Nicolas Jover.

Nicolas Jover with Manchester City (Photo via Charles Watts on Twitter)
Nicolas Jover with Manchester City (Photo via Charles Watts on Twitter)

On Monday morning, Swedish club Malmö FF confirmed that they have appointed Arsenal’s set-piece coach Andreas Georgson. He’ll take the role of Sports Manager at the club, working under Sports Director Daniel Andersson.

Georgson has already spent a long time with Malmo, 14 years in total. After a year with Brentford and a year with Arsenal, he’s now set to make his return. He formally begins his role on 1st January 2022, but he will start work this Autumn.

“I have enjoyed and learned a lot during my seasons at Brentford and Arsenal,” Georgson said. “But when this opportunity arose, I did not hesitate for a second that it is the right place for me to be.”

Charles Watts reports that Georgson will be replaced at Arsenal by Nicolas Jover of Manchester City, who will specialise in set-pieces as Georgson did. Simon Collings adds that Jover’s contract is signed and he’s ready to begin work on Wednesday.

It’s difficult to assess Georgson’s impact over the last year. Arsenal’s record on defensive set-pieces was very good, but it was much poorer on attacking set-pieces. With only a season of sample size, it’s hard to say how much of that was down to him.

We wish him all the best back with his old club. He clearly feels that’s where he’s meant to be, and they’re offering him a lot more responsibility, so it makes sense for his career.

Georgson will take up his role on 1 January 2022.