Ever since it was announced that Pat Rice would be hanging up his trademark shorts and dark glasses at the end of this seasom the rumour mill has been turning as to who would replace him as Arsene Wenger’s number two.
Such ex-Arsenal greats as Tony Adams, Dennis Bergkamp and Martin Keown had been touted for the role however Arsene Wenger and the board have turned to another ex player in the form of academy head coach and defensive great Steve Bould.
Bould has been part of the youth coaching set up at Arsenal since 2001 and has helped guide the youngsters to Premier Academy League victories in 2008-2009, 2009-2010 and the FA Youth Cup in 2008-2009.
For anyone who was too young, not yet an Arsenal fan or living under a rock here is a list of honours that Bould won as part of that famous back four:
- League championship winner: 1988-89, 1990-91, 1997-98
- FA Cup winner 1993
- League Cup winner 1993
- UEFA Cup Winners Cup winner 1994 (and runner-up 1995)