Arsenal’s chief scout, Steve Rowley is reportedly ready to leave the club after a 35-year association (via The Daily Mail).
It’s pretty obvious that a lot is going to change at Arsenal in the coming years, for better or for worse.
Key players are going to exit and perhaps even the manager in 2019, and that’s before going into the changes to the backroom staff.
In September, news broke that chief transfer negotiator Dick Law would be leaving the club with FC Barcelona’s negotiator, Raül Sanllehí reportedly ready to replace him.
Well, it seems that the Gunners will need to be in the market for another staff appointment fairly soon with chief scout Steve Rowley reportedly set to quit.
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Rowley’s exit would end a 35-year association with Arsenal Football Club with the Daily Mail claiming that Rowley has “had enough” of Arsenal and being a scapegoat for the club’s transfer failings.
It’s clear that Arsenal haven’t had much success in the transfer market in recent years. Barring three or four players, Arsenal haven’t really added much strength to their first-team squad in recent years. Perhaps a change in scouting could go some way to amend that.