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Arsenal to look internally as search begins for new U23 and U18 managers

rsenal has begun the process of finding new Under-23 and Under-18 head coaches and is ready to search for replacements internally.

The Gunners are to fill both positions after U23 boss Kevin Betsy left on Monday to take charge of League Two side Crawley Town, taking U18s coach Dan Micciche with him to be his assistant.

The recruitment process to replace them is already underway and it is understood that Arsenal are open to promotion from within to fill the role.

Given that it’s the off-season, Arsenal have time to search for the right candidate before appointing him ahead of the new season.

Betsy had a solid season in charge of Arsenal last year, guiding them to third place in the Premier League 2 Division 1. Prior to that, he worked in Fulham’s academy before being signed by the FA to work with England youth teams.

Arsenal’s management team will be looking for his and Micciche’s replacement, with academy director Per Mertesacker leading the process.

“We appreciate the work Kevin and Dan have done to manage and develop our Under-23s and Under-18s,” Mertesacker said on Monday.

“Both have shown outstanding coaching ability, so it’s no surprise that they’re heading into EFL first-team management.

“This is a great opportunity for them, and on behalf of everyone at Arsenal, I would like to thank them for their service and wish them the best of luck for the future.”

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