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Arsene Wenger poaches Arsenal’s long-serving analytics guru to join him in new role at FIFA

first_imgAdvertisement Wenger wants to make football a more level playing field in his new role at FIFA (Picture: Getty)However, their role has diminished more recently, particularly in the transfer market, with new head of football Raul Sanllehi ‘preferring a contract-led approach to transfer business’ rather than analytics.Nevertheless, Rosenfeld – who remains highly thought of around the Emirates despite his departure – is still held in high esteem by Wenger, who hopes he can close the gap between the bigger and smaller nations in terms of their access to and application of data.MORE: Arsenal deliver Mikel Arteta update and reveal his talks with coaches and players during coronavirus crisisMORE: Hector Bellerin backs himself to be Arsenal captain amid Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang exit fearsFollow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.For more stories like this, check our sport page. FIFA and WHO team up to give you five ways to tackle spread of coronavirusTo view this video please enable JavaScript, and consider upgrading to a web browser that supports HTML5 video Play VideoLoaded: 0%0:00Progress: 0%PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration Time 1:43FullscreenFIFA and WHO team up to give you five ways to tackle spread of coronavirushttps://metro.co.uk/video/fifa-team-five-ways-tackle-spread-coronavirus-2131812/This is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.The two men have an excellent working relationship, with Rosenfeld having overseen StatDNA – the analytics company that Arsenal bought in 2012 having been so impressed with their work.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTRead the latest updates: Coronavirus news liveThat £2million purchase saw statDNA move in-house – and they have since been rebranded to Arsenal Data Analytics – with the department playing a key role in the club being regarded as one of the best at harnessing data in the Premier League.In fact, when Rosenfeld first pitched to Arsenal back in 2011 – having worked on a consultancy basis before the buyout – he explained how analytics could dramatically improve the Gunners’ recruitment.More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing ArsenalFlop Marouane Chamakh, who was signed from Bordeaux, was used as an example of the kind of lacklustre deal a strong analytics and data department could avoid.The Athletic report that Wenger was hugely impressed by the work of Rosenfeld and his team, using their data to decide transfer targets, scout opponents and tailor training. Comment The Frenchman has raided his old club to take up a new role at football’s governing body (Picture: Getty)Arsenal legend Arsene Wenger has raided his old club to recruit Jason Rosenfeld for a new role at FIFA, the man who has headed up the Gunners’ data and analytics for almost a decade.Wenger left the Emirates in 2018, bringing to an end his 22-year reign at the club, and after briefly flirting with a return to management eventually called quits on his coaching career to take up a role as head of global football development with FIFA.According to The Athletic, Wenger has identified analytics as an area that needs improvement in the global game and has brought in old pal Rosenfeld to assist him.center_img Arsene Wenger poaches Arsenal’s long-serving analytics guru to join him in new role at FIFA Metro Sport ReporterFriday 20 Mar 2020 12:25 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link1kShares Advertisementlast_img read more

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