Football Analyst - First Team

Arsenal FC

London, United Kingdom

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The role will focus on providing football analysis support to the first team, primarily with pre match and post match analysis.

Job Role Summary

Job TitleFootball Analyst - First Team
LocationLondon, United Kingdom, Europe
FunctionScouting, Recruitment & Performance AnalysisConsultancy
Employment TermsPermanent, Full Time
Closing DateClosing date and time for applications passed

Job Role Details


The department is responsible for providing all football analysis support to teams across all levels of the club, including the senior and development levels.


The role will focus on providing football analysis support to the first team, primarily within - but not restricted to - the following areas:

Pre-match opposition analysis

-Support in the profiling of all opposition teams through the application of analytics, video and live match observation

-Lead in the creation of telestrated video

-Providing content and support based around the distribution of material to our first team players focusing on adding a more specific/individual level to our pre-match opposition analysis process

Post-match analysis

-Assist in the coding of all first team fixtures in order to better aid the post-match review process and generate video libraries

-Create reports on team performance

-Drive feedback to coaches/players around game performance and areas of strength/improvement

Training Analysis

-Lead in the capture of training sessions

-Lead in the coding and data generation of training sessions

-Work alongside the club's data scientists and data visualisation analysts to generate dashboards and reporting

-Assist in the application of training analysis within the coaching process

Research projects

-Work alongside the club's data scientists and data visualisation analysts to automate working processes

-Assist in development of the department and play an active role in aggressively pushing boundaries in order to achieve its targets

Match/Event responsibilities and organisation

Must be available to work at selected senior matches (home or away) if required


Specific Experience:

-Experience working as an analyst at the elite level of football

-Experience in accurately analysing multiple and often complex data streams in order to understand performance

-Experience in delivering and communicating performance insights to key stakeholders in the organisation

-Experience of observing and/or being subjected to different sporting environments

-Understanding of varying working methodologies and best practice within elite sports analysis


-Ability to link theory to practice in a practical environment

-Deep technical and tactical understanding of football (strategies,systems, philosophies, game models)

-Exceptional inter-personal skills that facilitate the effective delivery of performance insights, build connections and support a strong team cohesion

-Ability to adapt to emerging technologies and their application in automating working processes

-Strong desire to continuously challenge, learn and move forward


-Minimum undergraduate degree relating to the field of sports science, data science or performance analysis

-Post-graduate qualification desired in a related discipline is preferred

-FA Level 2 coaching license or above preferable

-Understanding of Python coding language preferable but not essential

-Comprehensive understanding of Tableau

Competencies in using the following software/hardware are desired:

SBG MatchTracker, SBG Focus, HUDL Sportscode Elite, HUDL platforms, ChyronHego CoachPaint, Tableau

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