Arsene Wenger
Wenger's decision to look abroad for Liam Brady's replacement reportedly irked Burton.Reuters

Arsenal under-21 manager Terry Burton will part ways with the club this summer after Arsene Wenger chose to overlook him for the role overseeing the Gunners' academy, reports suggest.

Burton was expected to be considered for the role after Liam Brady announced his decision to retire at the end of the season, but the Arsenal manager instead opted to bring in current Wolfsburg assistant manager Andries Jonker, who will arrive at the Emirates this summer.

As a result, Burton will leave his role at the club at the end of the season, the Guardian report, in a move that will prompt a major reshuffle behind the scenes at the club.

The Arsenal under-21 coach joined the Gunners for a second spell in 2012 after former assistant manager Pat Rice announced his retirement, a development that saw Wenger promote Steve Bould and Neil Banfield.

But instead of looking within club for Brady's replacement, Wenger has sought the services of 51-year-old Jonker, who has previously worked as an assistant to Louis van Gaal at both Barcelona and Bayern Munich, the latter where he was later appointed interim head coach in 2011.

Burton was part of Arsenal's FA Youth Cup-winning team in 1971 and enjoyed his first spell back at the club as a coach between 1979 and 1987. During that time he helped to bring through Tony Adams, Paul Merson and Martin Keown and has since had a spell as manager at Wimbledon, as well as a number of coaching roles at Watford, Cardiff City, West Bromwich Albion and Sheffield Wednesday.

Burton's departure, coupled with the imminent retirement of Brady, will mark one of the biggest behind the scenes reshuffles during Wenger's time in north London.

Arsenal welcome both Chelsea and Manchester City to the Emirates before the end of the month in a run of fixtures crucial to their Premier League title hopes.