Arsenal are culling several senior continental scouts in another round of cuts.

The Gunners have informed a number of their spies who are working abroad that their employment will be terminated.

The move comes just days after it was revealed that the financial pressure at the Emirates had resulted in ten part-time academy scouts losing their roles at the club.

They had been recognised as bringing through the current crop that included Ainsley Maitland-Niles and Reiss Nelson – both of whom would now command significant transfer fees were they put up for sale.

And it now appears the belt-tightening extends as far as those looking to recruit at first-team level in overseas markets.

Those concerned received letters this week confirming that their employment was being terminated.

The Gunners are making cuts as a cost-cutting exercise

In some instances, those with almost two decades' service to the club were offered just one month's money by way of a pay-off.

Arsenal refused to furlough staff at the outbreak of COVID-19 but the players and manager Mikel Arteta did accept pay-cuts.

However, the on-going cash crisis is clearly having a market effect at the Emirates.

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Arsenal's first-team were back in action on Saturday at the Emirates, playing a behind-closed-doors friendly against Championship Charlton.

Eddie Nketiah scored a hat-trick as the Gunners ran out 6-0 winners.

They return to Premier League action at Manchester City on June 17.

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