Football Analyst - First Team

London
Full Time
Competitive
10 / 12

The Football Analysis department is responsible for providing football analysis to the Club's First Team and oversee the analysis provision across the Club, to include all youth Development levels.

JOB PURPOSE

To provide holistic and rounded football analysis to Arsenal Football Club's Men's First Team.

Full description

The Football Analysis department is responsible for providing football analysis to the Club's First Team and oversee the analysis provision across the Club, to include all youth Development levels.

JOB PURPOSE

To provide holistic and rounded football analysis to Arsenal Football Club's Men's First Team.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

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

  • Lead in the profiling of all opposition teams through the application of analytics, video and live match observation
  • Liaise with data scientists for the purpose of supporting team preparation
  • Provision of content and distribution of material to senior players focusing on adding a more specific/individual level to our pre-match opposition analysis process

Post-match analysis

  • Lead in the coding of all first team fixtures 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

Match-day analysis

  • Provide real-time analysis to the coaching team
  • This includes being present at all home matches and travelling with the team to away matches
  • Assist in the troubleshooting of match-day networks and liaising with external data providers

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 all senior matches (home or away) and team travel will be involved

MAIN JOB REQUIREMENTS AND PERSON SPECIFICATION

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 in profiling elite football teams across Europe and understanding the different strategies and systems of play that they employ
  • Experience of observing and/or being subjected to different sporting environments
  • Understanding of varying working methodologies and best practice within elite sports analysis

Abilities/Skills/Knowledge:

  • Ability to retain a very high standard of output whilst operating within strict and expeditious deadlines
  • Deep technical and tactical understanding of football (strategies, systems, philosophies, game models)
  • Ability to link theory to practice in a practical environment
  • 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

Education/Qualifications/Training:

  • 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
  • UEFA B coaching licence is preferred
  • Understanding of Python coding language preferable but not essential
  • Comprehensive understanding of Tableau
  • Competencies in the following software/hardware are desired: SBG Focus, SBG Matchtracker, HUDL Sportscode Elite and HUDL platforms, Game On Technologies, ChyronHego CoachPaint

Arsenal FC is committed to the principle of equal opportunity and its policies for recruitment, selection, training, development and promotion are designed to ensure that no job applicant receives less favourable treatment on the grounds of race, colour, nationality, religion or belief, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, age, ethnic and national origin, disability or gender reassignment.

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