Most others know Arsenal's Aussie coach Joe Montemurro, who previously was a star coach in the W-League with Melbourne City and has been with the Gunners for several very impressive years.

Some will even know about Aaron D'Antino, Pep's assistant at Arsenal. He's also an Aussie and we spoke to him a few months ago about just how incredible it is to work at the English giants.


Meet Arsenal's new Aussie assistant: Aaron D'Antino and his advice for Australian coaches

Aaron D’Antino is fast gaining a reputation as one of the best young Australian coaches in world football.

But very few - if any - will know that the Australian presence at Arsenal extends all the way to the club's general manager, an extremely talented Australian woman called Lauren Chester.

Chester began in Sydney at the University of Technology but a role at the 2012 London Olympics spearheaded her shift into football, where she's worked in various roles at Arsenal since 2016.

Quickly rising through the ranks, she's now general manager of Arsenal's women's side and completes an all-round Australian flavour that permeates through every level of the club.

During this time, she's overseen the club's own rise from strength to strength. Arsenal have long been the big fish in the Women's Super League, having invested in their women's football department both earlier and more heavily than virtually any other of Europe's club giants.

Now the WSL is leading the world in a new era for women's club football, Chester appears perfectly poised to continue flying the flag for Australian women at not only club, but boardroom level as well.

It's a sensational achievement for all the Aussies involved, but particularly exciting to see an Australian woman at such a high level in one of the best women's clubs in the world.

Arsenal face PSG at 4am AEST this Saturday for a spot in the Champions League semifinals and the match can be watched live on UEFA TV.