A former midfielder, Betsy started his coaching career with the England youth teams and took charge of the Under-16 side in 2016.


Three years later he took charge of the Under-17s side before becoming the Under-18s manager in September last year.



He is a key part of England’s development plan for young players but he is now wanted at Arsenal.


There has been talk that Arsenal have been considering Betsy for their Under-23s job and now they have made their move.



The Gunners are indeed in talks with the 43-year-old and want him as their Under-23 head coach from next season.


Arsenal have been looking for a new Under-23 boss since Steve Bould left the club at the end of the 2020/21 campaign.



Per Mertesacker, Arsenal’s academy director, is believed to be playing a key role in the hunt for a new Under-23s head coach.


Betsy is known for his work with young players and Arsenal have been impressed with what he has done with the England youth set-up.