Arsenal ‘bin off chief medic Bruno Mazziotti’ less than year after joining club

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Arsenal have reportedly decided to part company with chief medic Bruno Mazziotti less than a year after he joined from Paris Saint-Germain.

Mazziotti is set to follow Steve Bould out of the door after it was reported the Gunners legend had been sacked as under-23 coach.

He only joined Arsenal's medical performance department towards the end of 2020 after leaving PSG.

And according to Goal, the club have decided not to renew his contract as changes continue behind the scenes.

Mazziotti is close to his compatriot David Luiz, who is also set to leave Mikel Arteta's side this summer when his contract expires.

The medic had praised Luiz after the defender made an emotional farewell speech to the squad.

"David Luiz, thanks for everything!!!," Mazziotti wrote on Instagram recently.

"I feel very honoured to have been able to share the day to day with you this season. The season ends tomorrow, but there were several teachings.

"I could list several but maybe two that I can share that are valid for our lives… 'Falling may not be a choice, but not getting up after the fall, that is an option that we do not accept'."

He added: "Another one that sums up his trajectory, 'If you want glory, always be brave'. Another game to end a season of immense learning for everyone. Be strong Arsenal."

Mazziotti's imminent exit is set to follow that of Bould, who is the latest victim of the huge restructuring going on at the club, according to The Athletic.

Arsenal's under-23s could only finish 10th of 13 teams in Premier League 2, and academy director Per Mertesacker will now be tasked with finding a replacement for Bould.

Former centre-back Bould has been in the youth team role for the past two seasons having previously been an integral part of Arsene Wenger's backroom team.

He spent 11 years with Arsenal as a player from 1988-99 – winning three league titles, two FA Cups, the League Cup and the Cup Winners' Cup – before returning to the club as a coach in 2001.

In August last year the Gunners made 55 staff redundant, including members of their scouting network.

A year before that former head of youth development Steve Morrow left of his own accord.

Several of Arsenal's current squad have come through the club's Hale End academy, including England international Bukayo Saka, midfielder Emile Smith Rowe and rising talent Folarin Balogun.

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