By 90Min
November 17, 2017

Arsenal long-serving chief scout Steve Rowley and the the club’s official transfer negotiator Dick Law are both set for Emirates Stadium exits in the near future, as the behind the scenes shake up in north London continues.

According to the Telegraph, Rowley who pre-dates the arrival of Arsene Wenger over two decades ago, is set to step down from his position within the Gunners, although some freelance work may be offered by the current sixth-placed Premier League outfit. 

Joining him will be Law, who currently oversees player's contracts as part of his role, who is expected to be replace lawyer Huss Fahmy, formerly of cycling’s Team Sky, who joined the club over the summer and is currently being shadowed by the experienced deal maker.

Even though there is yet to be any official confirmation from Arsenal themselves, the department in which Rowley sits, who following successes alongside the Emirates Stadium boss climbed the hierarchical ladder, is one in which chief executive Ivan Gazidis has addressed much of his focus towards in the backroom change ups. 

It is reported, however, that many of the new implementations at the Gunners have been led by chief operations officer Trevor Saving, who was at the forefront of the capture of head of high performance Darren Burgess and mental coach David Priestley. 

Over recent years Gazidis has tripled the amount of support staff within the ranks of the north Londoners, and is expected to play a large role in finding a replacement when Rowley's departure is finalised. 

According to the broadsheet, Borussia Dortmund chief scout Sven Mislintat is one who has been suggested as a long-term replacement for the 58-year-old, but no formal approach has been made. 

All in all, for boss Wenger the changes sees the Frenchman continue to lose long-term allies in which he has built trusting relationships with since his arrival in 1996.

However, despite the drastic shake up looking set to continue, it remains to be seen whether this will pave the way for a new man at the Arsenal helm in the near future.

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