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'World's top fitness coach' joins Arsenal after World Cup triumph with Germany


Written by Chris Wheatley

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Arsenal have brought in German national team physio Shad Forsythe to work alongside current fitness coach Tony Colbert.

As Gooner Talk exclusively revealed last month, Forsythe has been brought in to hopefully minimise Arsenal’s injury problems and he joined up with the squad for their pre-season training camp in Austria yesterday after returning from holiday following Germany’s World Cup win.

Forsythe is considered to be one of the best fitness coaches in world football and has been working with the Germans for almost a decade.

The knowledgable coach was brought to Germany by then-manager Jurgen Klinsmann in 2004 after working behind the scenes for the US Women’s national football team who won a Gold medal at the Athens Olympic Games.

American-born Forsythe, an alum of Washington State University, currently runs the day-to-day strength and conditioning of the German national team and has also been given ‘additional coaching roles’ with the team by manager Joachim Löw.

Working alongside Arsenal trio Mesut Özil, Per Mertesacker and Lukas Podolski has given Forsythe a window into the Emirates Stadium and it’s one of the reasons he rejected the advances of European giants Manchester United and Bayern Munich in favour of Wenger’s set-up.

Forsythe in Austria with the Arsenal squad:

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Smruti Ranjan
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Finally , Arsenal starting to put the pieces together and re-build a team

Daniel
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this is what i’ve been waiting for nice one for arsenal this will really help arsenal minimise their injury problems that course them to loose trophies most times but now I guess that is now over since the have acquired FORSYTHE ohhhh thank God

TheMightyArsenal
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great work gooner talk for this exclusive

emmanuel
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one is beginning to sense some measure of ambition in the club now. with Wenger splashing the cash on new players and at the time seriously looking at the players fitness issues we can now see the club trying to mix up things with other big clubs in world football.

AMiRU
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Let’s hope injury will not be a big problem for Arsenal this year

Preston Mwila
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I think its arsene wenger last contract, so he wants to leave with a bang after his contract expires.

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omari amiri
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the coach mr.wenger talk about it before thanks for taking measure because we loose cup for many season because of it thanks my team couch for success have a good season

Ebuka
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Arsenal will come back better, bigger and stronger. At all levels of football

joe adi agun
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yes, arsenal can confidently go for the CL and EPL, I also wish,the coming of this physio means the end of diaby injury woes.

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