Mikel Arteta’s key ally, Steve Round, has left his position as assistant manager at Arsenal by mutual agreement.

The sudden departure leads to a significant shift within the Gunner’s coaching staff.

Edu, Mikel Arteta and Steve Round deep in coversation at Goodison Park
Edu, Mikel Arteta and Steve Round deep in coversation at Goodison Park
  • Steve Round has left Arsenal by mutual agreement.
  • Round was a crucial figure in Arteta’s coaching staff since his appointment in 2019.
  • Albert Stuivenberg will continue as Arteta’s assistant.

Steve Round, assistant manager to Mikel Arteta, has left Arsenal by mutual agreement.

Round’s departure marks a significant shift in the Gunner’s coaching staff with preparations for the new season are in full swing.

Since his arrival alongside Arteta in December 2019, Round has played a pivotal role in Arsenal’s progress.

His influence and input into the first team have been noteworthy, helping the club make significant strides in recent seasons. His dedication and commitment to the club have left an indelible mark on the team.

Arsenal’s message on Round’s departure

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Steve Round when he was at Manchester United

The news of Round’s departure was shared with club staff via an email.

In their message, the club expressed their gratitude towards Round’s contributions, wishing him good health and happiness for the future.

His dedication to the club and the players was appreciated and his departure will undoubtedly leave a void in the coaching staff.

Edu said: “As preparations for the new men’s season get underway we can confirm Steve Round has left the club by mutual agreement. Steve joined the club as part of our new coaching staff in December 2019 when Mikel started his role as Head Coach.

“During his time with us, Steve played an integral role working with our men’s first team players and helping the significant progress which we have made in recent seasons. We thank Steve for his contribution to Arsenal Football Club and wish him and his family all the best of health and happiness.”

Despite the unexpected departure, continuity in coaching will be maintained as Albert Stuivenberg continues in his role as Arteta’s assistant. With the new season ahead, Stuivenberg’s role will be crucial in ensuring a smooth transition and maintaining stability within the team.

Round joined Arsenal during Arteta’s appointment, when he replaced Unai Emery. His arrival marked the start of a new era at the club. As part of Arteta’s coaching staff, Round has been instrumental in Arsenal’s resurgence, helping steer the team towards the top of the Premier League.