Arsenal players delighted with Bould influence

Written by Chris Wheatley


Steve Bould’s promotion to assistant manager has already made a massive impact at Arsenal, according to several first team stars.

Bould was been promoted from youth team head coach to Wenger’s number two following Pat Rice’s retirement at the end of last season.

The 49-year-old was put in charge of the Gunners youth team in 2001, leading them to the 2009 Youth Cup and consecutive FA Academy Premier League titles.

His ‘no-nonsense’ coaching style has drawn plaudits from supporters and players alike, with goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny revealing that he is exactly the kind of character Arsenal need ahead of an exciting Premier League campaign.

Wojciech Szczesny on Bould:

“Steve likes to shout at players and keep them on their toes which some of us need.

“Pat [Rice] was like our father and he didn’t want to scream at us. Steve is a little bit different.”

Kyle Bartley on Bould:

“As a central defender, it’s absolutely fantastic to have someone like Steve Bould around.”

“Already, in training, you can see the influence he’s going to have.

“He’s going to have a massive input into the defensive unit. He could be as big a signing as any player could be, having Steve in the first team squad.”

Arsene Wenger on Bould:

“He has adapted very quickly and very well to the job.

“His personality is good and he is accepted by the players”.

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3 years 6 months ago

I don’t want to sound discouraging. It’s performances on the pitch that will count.
Arsenal’s game against Sunderland will give an indication of how things will turn out. O’Neill is noted for his anti soccer. That’s where the gunners ought to be careful.The gunners have come unstuck many times against such teams. If the gunners can beat Sunderland and not concede it could finally herald the start of new dawn in the defnce.

3 years 6 months ago

Any news on Cazorla or Sahin?

3 years 6 months ago

He’s Got no hair but we don’t care it’s stevie stevie Bould!! arsenal legend he will be a good asset to the club just as pat rice was. he wil need time to adapt but im sure he will do a great job

3 years 6 months ago

I like Steve so much. I know his contribution will propel the team to glory.

3 years 6 months ago

“he’s got no hair but we don’t care, stevie, stevie bould”

3 years 6 months ago

Let’s wait till our first PL game coz that is enough test for him in the place were he coach

Andy Mack
3 years 6 months ago

I think he is a positive addition but the players aren’t likely to say anything negative about him if they want to play 1st team football.

3 years 5 months ago

no goals scored or scored against sunderland but still not invincible maybe a few defenders should be signed still we should have kept song in midfield and built around him and van the man need to concentrate on the back four four decent names but just cant play together. wenger needs some help from bould or should have been adams