Arsenal fighting to stop Liverpool from poaching head of medical services Gary O’Driscoll

first_imgMassey, far left, will leave Liverpool to take up a new role with FIFA (Picture: Getty)He has been at the club for over a decade in various roles, first arriving when Arsene Wenger was still in charge, and previously worked for the Republic of Ireland rugby team.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTO’Driscoll is very well regarded in the game and has been quickly identified as the leading contender to take over from Massey at Anfield.But the Gunners are loathe to lose such a valuable member of their backroom team and are ‘fighting’ to keep him at the club.More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing ArsenalThere is a fear, though, that the huge upheaval that has taken place at the Emirates in recent years – coupled with O’Driscoll having roots in the north-west – could tempt him to leave.The Arsenal club doctor is one of few staff members to have survived culls both when Wenger departed and after Unai Emery’s sacking, with some at the club complaining that the ‘DNA’ installed by the legendary French coach has started to erode. Metro Sport ReporterWednesday 8 Jan 2020 10:13 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link3.3kShares Advertisement Arsenal fighting to stop Liverpool from poaching head of medical services Gary O’Driscoll The Premier League champions are trying to lure Arsenal’s club doctor to Anfield (Picture: Getty)Liverpool have set their sights on poaching Arsenal’s head of medical services Gary O’Driscoll, with the Gunners facing a huge fight to convince their high-respected doctor to stay.The Premier League leaders are preparing to lose their own head of medical services, Andrew Massey, who has been at the club since 2015 but will take up a new role with FIFA in March.According to the Daily Mail, Liverpool have already begun their search for a successor and want Arsenal’s long-serving doctor O’Driscoll.center_img O’Driscoll moved to Arsenal in 2009 before moving into his current role (Picture: Getty)But there is renewed optimism around London Colney following Mikel Arteta’s appointment and it is hoped that could play a role in convincing O’Driscoll to spurn Liverpool’s interest.Nevertheless, the prospect of working with the Champions League holders – and likely new Premier League champions – could prove too tempting to resist.MORE: Emile Smith-Rowe close to January move as Arsenal work on shifting as many as 12 playersMORE: Arsenal board concerned over Jerome Boateng signing from Bayern MunichMore: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man City Comment Advertisementlast_img

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