Arsenal Football Club can confirm that Pat Holland has left his role as under-18s coach due to personal reasons.

The Club can also announce that Steve Gatting takes over as under-18s coach, from his previous role as assistant professional development coach.

Gatting is a former Arsenal player with 76 appearances for the Gunners between 1977 and 1981, and takes up his new role after five years coaching in the Club’s youth development set-up.

Everyone at Arsenal would like to take the opportunity to thank Pat Holland for his contribution in his role as under-18s coach and wish Steve the best of luck in his new role.

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