Arsenal have let goalkeeper coach Tony Roberts go. [Picture: Getty]

Arsenal have let goalkeeper coach Tony Roberts (Right) go. [Picture: Getty]

Swansea City has appointed former Wales international Tony Roberts as the club’s new first-team goalkeeping coach.

The veteran goalie completed a move to the Swans from Arsenal this week.

And following official confirmation of the switch, Swans manager Garry Monk said: “We are disappointed to lose Javi because he has done a great job over the last year and we thank him for all his hard work and dedication.

“But we are delighted to be able to replace him with someone of Tony’s calibre and experience. He comes with an excellent reputation as a forward-thinking, modern and knowledgeable goalkeeping coach.

“I’ve got no doubt that his talents will strengthen the club’s backroom staff and keep improving and pushing the goalkeepers forward.’’

Roberts, 45, enjoyed a distinguished goalkeeping career that spanned over two decades; having come through the youth ranks at QPR.

Roberts’ transfer has sparked up several comments, with one notably from Arsenal goalkeeper legend David Seaman.


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