Sanchez Watt coached a session with the Arsenal academy last month, following through on his desire to help out the club’s youngsters.

Arsenal's English midfielder Sanchez Watt in action during their Carling Cup 3rd round match against West Bromwich Albion at The Emirates Stadium, London, on September 22, 2009. (Photo by GLYN KIRK / AFP via Getty Images)
Arsenal’s English midfielder Sanchez Watt in action during their Carling Cup 3rd round match against West Bromwich Albion at The Emirates Stadium, London, on September 22, 2009. (Photo by GLYN KIRK / AFP via Getty Images)

Posting on his Instagram page, Sanchez Watt confirmed that he’d helped to coach a session at the Hale End academy in the last week of February.

The opportunity to give back to the Arsenal youngsters has been a long time coming, as Watt confirmed in 2020 that he’d held meetings with Arsenal academy chief Per Mertesacker about returning to the club to work with the youngsters.

At the time, Arsenal u16 coach Dan Buck replied to the tweet to offer his support, saying: “Just shout if you need any help with your badges. Will be good to see you back home.”

Watt initially joined Arsenal all the way back in 1998, when he was just seven years old.

He spent 15 years with the club, making three first-team appearances and scoring one goal. But after six loan spells, he moved to Colchester United permanently in 2013.

Many years later, after various injuries stunted his playing career, Watt is looking to make his name in coaching.

Arsenal's Mexican striker Carlos Vela (L) celebrates scoring the second goal with teammate Sanchez Watt (R) during their Carling Cup 3rd round match against West Bromwich Albion at the Emirates, London, on September 22, 2009. AFP PHOTO/GLYN KIRK
Arsenal’s Mexican striker Carlos Vela (L) celebrates scoring the second goal with teammate Sanchez Watt (R) during their Carling Cup 3rd round match against West Bromwich Albion at the Emirates, London, on September 22, 2009. AFP PHOTO/GLYN KIRK

Watt is one of a long list of former players to return and help out at Arsenal in recent times.

The club have Mikel Arteta in the manager role, Edu working as a technical director, and Per Mertesacker in charge of the academy.

Then Jack WilshereDavid Seaman, and Fabrice Muamba are among others to return to the training ground at their old club recently. We can now add Watt to the list.

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