Arsenal legend becomes the latest casualty of Arsenal’s restructuring

Arsenal has been restructuring their team behind the scenes recently and club legend, Pat Rice has become the latest individual to be axed, reports the Sun.

The Arsenal legend has been at the club for around 50 years after starting out as a player for the North Londoners.

He has been one of their scouts and as they restructure their scouting system, he has had to be axed from that role.

He is just one of several scouts that the club has fired recently as their job seems outdated now that the club wants to move into a more agent-driven model of recruitment.

The 71-year-old won both the FA Cup and First Division as an Arsenal player and he also won multiple titles during his time as the club’s assistant manager under Arsene Wenger.

Stewart Houston is another long-term member of the club’s scouting network that has been sacked.

Both of them are not alone in the list of members of Arsenal’s backroom staff that have been sacked as head of international scouting Francis Cagigao and head of UK scouting Peter Clark have also left the club.

Arsenal’s scouting network that is being dismantled was responsible for the club signing players like Cesc Fabregas and Hector Bellerin.

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  1. we have so many scouts who are not doing there job. So its a good call from the club. We were also going the agent road with raul but i doubt that is the case now. Think the club is going the data driven way that was proposed by sven. Funny since we sacked him.

  2. Although I respect Pat, but at 71 it was time he called it a day and maybe some younger person took over.Although I am against retrenchment but if you look what these guys brought to Arsenal – Elneny, Kolasinac, Mustafi,Park, Sonogo, Perez, Ozil, Chamak and other rubbish over the years or this decade they deserved it.

    1. 😂😂 exactly Declan, he’s been “axed” & “fired” NOT, he’s become an ambassador for the club now, he is 71 after all & a club legend so not the doom & gloom the article attempts to create, not been sacked, fired or axed, he’s still gainfully employed just not as a scout, we retire at 70 in the UK so good move for him

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