Gerry Peyton
Gerry Peyton

Gerry Peyton

Gerry Peyton

Position Goalkeeping coach
Born May 20, 1956, Birmingham
Previous clubs as players Burnley, Fulham, Southend Utd (loan), Bournemouth, Everton, Bolton Wanderers (loan), Brentford, Chelsea (loan), West Ham United
Honours as player 33 caps for Republic of Ireland
Previous clubs as coach Vissel Kobe (Japan), Jubilo Iwata (Japan), AIK Solna (Sweden), Fulham
Joined Arsenal July 2003

Former Republic of Ireland international goalkeeper Gerry Peyton is now in his 11th season at the club - and the Gunners’ production line of shot-stoppers looks to be in good health.

Last season, young Pole Wojciech Szczesny worked closely with Gerry en route to becoming the team’s No 1.

Gerry nurtures a supportive, competitive environment among the squad’s pool of goalkeepers and this has assisted in some remarkable achievements during his time at Arsenal – a record ten consecutive Champions League clean sheets in 2005/06 being among them.

Much like Arsène Wenger and Boro Primorac, Gerry spent time coaching in Japan earlier in his career after making his name as a player with a number of famous clubs. He racked up over 600 appearances before retiring and won 33 caps for Ireland,  travelling to the 1990 World Cup with Jack Charlton’s side.