Arsenal technical director, Edu Gaspar has revealed why he decided to let go of quite a number of scouts when the staff redundancies were announced at the English club.
“It is clear for me,” said Edu. “I want to work with less 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. Less people with much 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.”
The summer window sees Edu in charge of his first full transfer window at the club and so far,the Brazilian has signed the likes of Willian, Gabriel, Dani Ceballos, as well as securing permanent deals of Cedric Soares and Pablo Mari.
Arsenal are keen on signing Partey and Aouar but will have to let go of a couple of players to fund the move and Edu has stated that fans need to be patience as the transfers cannot be rushed to get a smart deal.
“The market right now is a challenging one,” he said. “Everybody is waiting, everybody wants to do swaps, everybody is talking about loans.
“Where we have to be prepared is with what we really need to receive from the outside. For example many clubs are asking me or talking to me about loan players or swap players but I am not seeing they are really prepared to do the kind of things they are asking me.
“For me what is important internally is that we have a clear plan on the players we want to keep, the players we want to loan and the players we want to sell.
“After that we have to be patient, to understand how the markets are reacting and wait a little bit more to make the right decision.”