Pedro Martinez Losa is leaving the club after three years as manager of our Women’s Super League team.
Since joining us in September 2014, Pedro has been at the centre of our transformation into a full-time professional side. He led us to the Continental Cup in 2015 and a memorable FA Cup victory over Chelsea Ladies in front of a record crowd at Wembley Stadium a year later.
Chief executive Ivan Gazidis said: “We are grateful for all Pedro’s hard work over the past three seasons. He has taken us through a significant period of change and has helped put in the foundations for further success in the future.
“These are exciting times for the women’s game and our team is a big part of what we stand for here at Arsenal. We are grateful for all Pedro’s hard work. He always represented the club in a way which strongly reflected our values and we wish him every success in the future.”
Assistant coach Ismael Garcia will take temporary charge of the team before our forthcoming league match at Everton. We hope to make a full-time appointment in the near future.
Pedro, who has previously coached in Spain and the United States, said: “It has been an unforgettable three-year journey for me at Arsenal FC.
“I wish to express my gratitude, respect and admiration towards all of the first team and youth players that I was lucky enough to work with during my time at the club.
"I also had the privilege of working with a fantastic group of people within my coaching staff and the rest of the club's employees.
“A special thanks goes to the Arsenal fans who made me feel at home right from day one and have offered the team their unwavering support. We made some great memories together.
"We played our part in taking the club on to a new level in terms of professionalism. The FA Cup triumph at Wembley and our Continental Cup success are occasions that will forever remain with me.”
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