Arsenal announced that Richard Garlick would assume the position of Emirates Stadium Football Operations Chief, with the Gunners bringing additional assistance to Mikel Arteta and Edu.
Garlick, who is now the Premier League football boss, has spent time working at West Brom before.
He is moving into a vacuum created by the departure of Huss Fahmy from Arsenal in October 2020.
Contract talks will be an important part of Garlick’s new job, with his duty to ensure that first-team coach Arteta retains the best possible talent available.
Edu, technical director, and Per Mertesacker, academy manager, also form part of the backroom staff in north London.
A statement from the Premier League heavyweights read, “Richard Garlick is joining Arsenal as Director of Football Operations.”
Richard, who is currently the Premier League Director of Football and was previously the West Bromwich Albion Director of Football Administration, will be joining the club in the coming months.
“He will be a member of the management team of Arsenal and will work very closely with Technical Director Edu, Manager Mikel Arteta and Manager Per Mertesacker of the Academy.
His duties will include first team and academy football activities, all player contract management and partnerships with the governing bodies of football.
Since 2018, Richard, a qualified lawyer specialising in sports law, has been in the Premier League. He had previously spent eight years at West Bromwich Albion.
Over recent months, Arsenal has seen a number of influential figures behind the scenes vacate their positions, with some difficult decisions being made.