Arsenal chief Steve Rowley is on his way to the Middle East. The Daily Mail says Rowley will next week begin a week-long scouting mission in the Middle East as Arsenal continue with their plans to splash the cash in the transfer market.

Arsene Wenger's aide will fly to the United Arab Emirates for the Under 17 World Cup, which kicks off on October 17.

Rowley is expected to be there for the duration of the tournament.

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