Arsenal have appointed Hussein Isa as an attacking-phase coach, starting the role at the end of the current campaign, according to reports.
David Ornstein reports for The Athletic that Arsenal have appointed Hussein Isa as an attacking-phase coach at the club, with Isa set to link up with his new side in the summer.
Isa will work with the first team and the club’s top academy talent on technical work, and he’s expected to provide specialist assistance to Arsenal’s forwards on their touch, shooting, and heading.
The 34-year-old has spent time with Spurs as a trainee, as well as Queens Park Rangers and Crystal Palace’s academies.
More recently, he’s gathered an online following with Hashtag United going by “Tekkers Guru”.
Speaking in 2019 when he was running one-to-one sessions with Premier League players, Isa said: “Everything I do has to be game-relevant.
“I’m not here to create tricksters and freestylers. I’m really against that. The main message I say to every player is to be game-effective.”
Arsenal have performed well in attacking areas this season, with only Manchester City scoring more goals in the Premier League so far.
But the Gunners have a young squad, with all of their forwards still capable of developing further and adding more to their game. Isa’s appointment is seemingly their latest attempt to maximise their attacking output.