Arsenal eye Manchester United scouts Dave Harrison and Lyndon Tomlinson

Unai Emery grimaces as he issues orders to his Arsenal players during a game
Arsenal want to overhaul their youth set-up (Picture: Getty)

Arsenal are interested in poaching scouts Dave Harrison and Lyndon Tomlinson from Manchester United, reports say.

Harrison and Tomlinson joined United from Manchester City in 2017 and the duo were tasked with overhauling their scouting system.

The scouts are regarded as two of the best in their fields and the Daily Mail claim Arsenal are poised to move for the pair.

Arsenal want to poach Tomlinson and Harrison after kick-starting a restructuring of their youth set-up.

Head of youth recruitment Steve Morrow has been axed as part of Arsenal’s overhaul and there could be some high profile arrivals.

As well as being big fans of Harrison and Tomlinson, Arsenal are also keen on hiring Manchester City’s head of youth recruitment Joe Shields.

United’s youth development has gone into a new gear since the arrival Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, with the Red Devils coach keen to include as many youngsters as possible in his squad.

Mason Greenwood, James Garner, Brandon Williams and Angel Gomes have all stepped up to the first-team this season.

Arsenal too have a wealth of talent in their academy, with Ainsley Maitland-Niles and Gabriel Martinelli impressing this season when called upon by Unai Emery.

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