Arsenal Football Club would like to send its condolences to the family and friends of former youth team coach Tommy Coleman, who passed away over the weekend.

Tommy joined Arsenal’s youth set-up as a coach from Holloway School in the late 1970s and went on to manage the youth team and then the reserves, working with the likes of Tony Adams, Martin Keown and David Rocastle.

During a long career in football, Tommy also enjoyed spells with Tottenham Hotspur, Leyton Orient and Charlton Athletic among other clubs.

Our thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends at this time.

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