He arrives from Dubai having spent time as Technical Director of Football Club Al-Nasr FC in Dubai.
The second appointment is that of Lee Heron who has spent 17 years with Reading FC, with the last two there as Academy Manager.
They’ll come in to work alongside and to support new Arsenal Academy manager Per Mertesacker who retired from playing at the end of last season.
Speaking about the job when it was announced last year, he said, “What comes with that role, we will define that in this next year.
“We decide what experience I have to gain to set up myself into that role – if that is more on the coaching side, or the managing side, that is down to the season ahead.”
There are more changes to come at youth level, with a number of new coaches expected to be announced, and the BFG has clear ideas about how he’s going to help the young players at the club.