- Lucassen was appointed as head of coaching and player development in 2018.
- He says he couldn't believe how low was the level of players in the youngest group at the academy.
Marcel Lucassen has revealed he had been surprised that Arsenal staff had no clear understanding of the club's philosophy. But that wasn't the only issue he faced when he was appointed as part of the backroom staff in 2018.
“A lack of quality in some age categories,” Marcel Lucassen added in the interview to Voetbal International.
“In the youngest youth I saw few players with the potential of the Champions League level.
“From my time with the German federation, I have a lot of comparison material and on that basis, I was shocked by what I found at Arsenal.”