Manchester United legend David Beckham attended a recent Arsenal youth game to support son Cruz, who is one of three Beckham juniors currently in our academy set up.
Since residing in London, Beckham has clearly identified our infrastructure as the most suitable for his children to develop in should they follow in his path.
Reports emerged in February that his eldest son Brooklyn would be released from our academy (via The Independent), but such talk has since cooled and it’s yet to be determined whether or not he’s set to continue under Andries Jonker’s stewardship.
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Jonker, Louis van Gaal’s former assistant at Bayern Munich, was announced as our Academy manager replacing the legendary Liam Brady and the Dutchman isn’t as dependent on Arsene Wenger as other members of our staff (via the Daily Mail).
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Jonker has brought a number of his coaches to work with a number of our development squads, as the report suggests, with the aim of positioning our academy at the pinnacle of football.
It would represent a minor miracle if Cruz made it through the ranks to become a first team player at Arsenal.