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Goalkeeping coach joins academy

Arsenal academy have appointed Serge Van Den Ban as a goalkeeping coach. Van Den Ban, previously goalkeeping coach at Dutch club AZ Alkmaar, has also been a coach at Ajax and Utrecht and Netherlands Under-15s.

He will be responsible for overseeing goalkeeping coaching across the age groups at Arsenal’s Hale End academy between under-6 and under-16 levels. Van Den Ban played 250 professional games in Holland, representing the national side at a number of youth levels, including Under-21s. Arsenal youth academy head Andries Jonker said: “I am delighted that Serge is joining us. He brings great experience and is an expert in developing young goalkeepers.”