Arsenal Women appoint Joseph Montemurro as Martinez Losa replacement

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The Australian is expected to replace the departed Pedro Martinez at Arsenal Women’s senior team

Joseph Montemurro, well known for his prolific contribution to women’s football in Australia, will take over Arsenal Women ’s senior team following the immediate departure of Pedro Martinez Losa, who left after three years at the helm since arriving from Rayo Vallecano in 2014.

Arsenal Women are fourth in the Women Super League 1 table, five points behind rivals Chelsea Ladies and Manchester City Women after four games so far this season.

“I feel honoured and humbled to join Arsenal. I’m excited by the challenge and I am really looking forward to working with the talented staff and players at this great club," Montemurro told Arsenal

"I'm excited by the challenge and I am really looking forward to working with the talented staff and players at this great club."

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Montemurro led Melbourne City Women to the Westfield League title in their first year of existence in 2015/2016 and also played a critical role last season as Melbourne claimed back-to-back titles.

The 48-year old is expected to be in charge of the Gunners for the first time on Saturday when Arsenal host Sunderland Ladies. 

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