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​Arsenal poach scout Toni Lima from Alaves amid recruitment revamp

Arsenal have appointed Toni Lima as a scout from La Liga outfit Alaves.

The Barcelona born scout, who is a former Andorran international, has worked with Manchester United and Inter Milan in the past.

According to Sport in Spain, the move is immediate, as Arsenal are seeking an increased presence in South America.

Lima is credited with discovering players such as Philippe Coutinho and Neymar.

He was responsible for bringing Coutinho to Inter from Brazil.

The Gunners let go of several scouts in 2020, but may be rebuilding their network around the world.

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