Report: Arsenal plot two key backroom staff additions from Leicester City

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Arsenal are looking at shaking up their backroom staff, reports say.

According to a report in the Daily Mail, Arsenal are looking at making some changes to their backroom staff as they look to keep in line with Europe’s leading clubs.

The British editorial cite Leicester City’s head of technical scouting Ben Wrigglesworth and fellow Foxes scout Steve Walsh as two additions the Gunners plan to make as part of the project.

“Leicester’s head of technical scouting Ben Wrigglesworth has been targeted as part of the shake-up. Likewise, the Foxes’ scout Steve Walsh could also arrive as part of the revamp,” the report states.

Leicester’s backroom staff duo have played a key role in the club’s success of late, starting with laying the groundwork in terms of player recruitment for a promotion campaign and later settling in the top-flight.

The Foxes currently occupy second in the Premier League table, joint on points with leaders Arsenal.

Their form has been truly outstanding this season, and much of their success is owed to work done behind the scenes in regards to scouting, player analysis and later player development.

Jamie Vardy and Riyad Mahrez have stolen the show at the King Power Stadium with their goals, yet the likes of N’Golo Kante, Christian Fuchs and Shinji Okazaki have also played a key role.

The report goes on to say that Arsenal are keen to strengthen their scouting presence and will employ new talent spotters at both youth and senior level in order to remain as competitive as ever.

It seems Ben Wrigglesworth and Steve Walsh could soon become key members of the Gunners’ backroom staff.

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