Our coaching ambassadors have played for Arsenal at the highest level after coming through the Arsenal academy as youngsters. They truly understand the Arsenal DNA and what makes Arsenal different. Their insight and knowledge has helped inform how we give young players a taste of what it’s like to be an Arsenal player for a week. Our camps achieve authenticity through both coaching and professional experience.
- Former Arsenal Player
"Arsenal camps are a fantastic way for young players to get to know Arsenal and our system of play."
Ray Parlour is one of the most decorated players in Arsenal’s history. A loyal and tenacious player, he broke into the Arsenal side in January 1992. Under Arsène Wenger, Parlour gave Arsenal's midfield such perfect balance and he scooped the man of the match award when Arsenal added the FA Cup to their League title by beating Newcastle in 1998. Four years later, he would score one of the great cup final goals himself, stunning Chelsea from 25 yards and landed his second Double in 2002. Parlour was one of Arsenal’s 'Invincibles' completing an unbeaten title campaign.
- Former Arsenal & England Captain
"Play for the badge on the front of the shirt and they’ll remember the name on the back."
When you think of Arsenal captains, you think of Tony Adams. Fourteen years as captain, 669 appearances and 10 major trophies, including league titles in three different decades. 'Mr. Arsenal' himself is regarded as one of the Gunners' greatest-ever players. Adams was the ultimate one-club man and a rock at the heart of Arsenal's defence. He thrived as the leader of the famous Back Four. On an individual level, it's hard to think of a more committed, more gutsy and more inspirational footballer in Arsenal's history. Adams also captained and played 66 times for England through 3 Euros and one World Cup. Adams was awarded an MBE by the Queen of England for services to Football.
- Former Arsenal Player and current U18 Coach
"I was brought up with the Arsenal way, which is to dominate the ball, create overloads on the pitch and kill teams by having the ball."
Jack Wilshere played as a midfielder for Arsenal and is the current head coach of the Arsenal U18’s. Wilshere came up through Arsenal’s youth Academy and made his first-team debut in 2008, becoming Arsenal's youngest ever league debutant at the age of 16 years. Wilshere has earned a number of accolades including the PFA Young Player of the Year award and Arsenal's Player of the Season award. He was regarded as the most talented English player of his generation but sadly his career was affected by constant injuries. Wilshere appeared 34 times for England and made his debut at the age of 18 years. He represented his country at the 2014 FIFA World Cup and UEFA Euro 2016. In July 2022 he was appointed head coach of Arsenal U18’s.