‘Let’s have agents as scouts’ – These angry Arsenal fans slam decision to make famed scout redundant

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According to the MailOnline, Arsenal’s well-regarded international scout Francis Cagigao is one of the high-profile names that has been made redundant by the club today.

Arsenal announced earlier that they’ve proposed 55 redundancies, rightfully the club’s decision sparked outrage from some supporters.

Cagigao was reportedly behind Arsenal’s recruitment of one of the best Premier League midfielders ever in Cesc Fabregas, current star Hector Bellerin and wonderkid Gabriel Martinelli.

The Mail report that Cagigao has held a ‘key role’ in the north London outfit’s worldwide recruitment over the last decade.

It’s added that this decision also essentially confirms that the Gunners are focusing on an agent-led recruitment plan, which has always been a controversial topic given the fees that intermediaries cash in from transfers.

Here’s how some Arsenal supporters have reacted to the decision:

Of course clubs – even those at the top level – have incurred massive losses due to the Coronavirus pandemic wasn’t there a better way to save money?

What makes this decision, which has been made with restructuring the club in mind, even more controversial is that most of Arsenal’s squad accepted wage cuts to help the Gunners during this period.

Where exactly have the funds saved in wages actually gone then, if it’s not to save jobs?