Arsenal writer Charles Watts has offered some insight after it emerged former goalkeeper David Seaman has been working within the club’s academy setup.
In the past week, some images appeared on social media which showed Aaron Ramsdale in a training session with the retired England international.
The pictures may have had some fans wondering what exactly Seaman was doing at London Colney, and whether or not he had been offered a new position as a coach to work with the first team.
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However, as clarified on his YouTube channel, Watts explained that Seaman has actually been brought in to help train the club’s younger goalkeepers.
He explained: “A few pictures of him with Aaron Ramsdale at London Colney, Seaman, in Arsenal training gear. And I was getting some questions yesterday, ‘What’s going on with that?’
“And the answer to that is that David Seaman has been invited back into the club by Per Mertesacker to work on an informal basis – not day in, day out or anything like that – on an informal basis with some of the club’s Under-23 goalkeepers and their scholars as well, so he’s not doing it for the first team, as far as I’m aware.
He later concluded: “Which is great to see. Look, Arsenal legend, goalkeeper – you can’t have much more goalkeeping experience and knowledge than David Seaman, so it’s great to see him in.”
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Following Ramsdale’s recent impressive form with the Gunners – which has seen him keep three clean sheets in four starts since joining the club – most Arsenal fans would have enjoyed seeing their new star with a former one.
The two actually spoke together during a post-match interview after Arsenal’s 3-1 dismantling of Tottenham Hotspur. Ramsdale referred to Seaman as a ‘legend’ and the young Arsenal ‘keeper will have a long way to go if he wants to reach the same status.