KEVIN BETSY is emerging as a contender to fill the vacant Under-23s boss role at Arsenal.
The Gunners controversially axed club legend Steve Bould from the position in May.
Betsy, 43, is currently head coach of the England Under-18s and is highly-rated within the system at the FA.
As a player, Betsy turned out for Fulham, Barnsley and Wycombe.
Since retiring, he has moved into coaching, also managing the Three Lions at Under-16 and Under-17 level in recent years.
And Arsenal hope Betsy can inspire a change in fortune after a dreadful 2020-21 season.
Last term, Mikel Arteta led the Gunners to eighth in the Premier League.
In May, Arsenal kicked-off their summer shake-up by axing Bould, 58, after three decades of service.
The Gunners icon had been at the club since 1988 – firstly as a player and then as a coach.
Bould had worked as Under-23s coach from June 2019 until last month after taking over from Freddie Ljungberg.
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But he was given the boot by Arsenal after the Under-23s finished TENTH in the 13-team PL2.
Academy chief Per Mertesacker took over from Bould on an interim basis.
But the club are looking to appoint Betsy with plenty of time before the new season.
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