Two former Arsenal goalkeepers have revealed just how bad the club’s former goalkeeping coach, Gerry Peyton was (via Reddit).
He didn’t have the best reputation while he was still in the job but now that Gerry Peyton has left Arsenal, more information is starting to come out about him.
Peyton spent 15 years at Arsenal as the club’s goalkeeping coach and has been the subject of criticism in the past.
Now, two former Gunners Wojciech Szczesny and Lukasz Fabianski have told some incredible stories about Peyton’s unusual methods.
“Let me give you an example of a thing when you laugh at first,” said Szczesny in an interview with the Polish broadcaster Przeglad Sportowy which has been translated by Reddit user “Drac0rex”.
“Before the match with Chelsea I hear: ‘Watch out. When Hazard takes his penalties, he will shoot at the opposite side of where you will dive.’
“And that’s funny, but then you’re like ‘did he really just said that’?
“One time we had a goalkeeper debriefing out of nowhere…and it’s a 4-5 min video of goals that I let past me, but could have done better.
“So, we’re watching, but we don’t know wtf is going on. It’s just showing errors, he [Peyton] is not explaining anything. So the video ends and Gerry says: ‘See, you’re not perfect.’ And that was it.”
It’s a baffling interview and gives some insight into just how poorly Gerry Peyton is thought of by some people in football. Thankfully, the Gunners have brought in Sal Bibbo and Javi Garcia over the summer who are considered to be far better appointments.