• Under-23s coaches Steve Gatting and Carl Laraman suspended
• Arsenal say they have launched an investigation
Arsenal have suspended two coaches, understood to be for alleged bullying – the under-23s manager, Steve Gatting, and his assistant, Carl Laraman. The precise nature of the complaint is unclear but the club have confirmed they have placed them on leave and launched an investigation.
Gatting and Laraman were not in the dugout for Tuesday’s Premier League International Cup final against Porto at the Emirates Stadium, which was the first public sign that something was amiss. The under-18 coach, Kwame Ampadu, stepped up to take the team and he oversaw a 1-0 defeat.