Arsenal technical director, Edu has spoken about his reasons for condensing the club’s scouting network.
The Gunners made 55 redundancies after the COVID-19 pandemic, with many of those lost jobs coming within the scouting department.
Edu believes having a smaller, tight-knit group of scouts will be a better situation as the club hopes to find the best young talent in England, Europe, and around the world.
“It is clear for me,” said Edu. “I want to work with fewer people.
“I want to work with StatDNA a lot more, which we have internally here at the club and is very important. The people I want to work with, I want them to be very close to me. I want to create a group of people working together.
“I don’t want individual people working in one area or for one country. I want a group working together. Fewer people with many more responsibilities.
“That is my vision and for me, in this process, the most important thing is that everyone is very clear on the responsibilities which everyone has to make the right decision.”