Arsenal expand scouting network to find next German superstar

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Arsenal are reportedly ready to expand their scouting network in Germany with the hope of encouraging the country's next superstars to join the Gunners.

Arsene Wenger has already demonstrated his willingness to recruit players from German football, having signed established players Lukas Podolski and Per Mertesacker, along with emerging talents Serge Gnarby and Thomas Eisfeld.

According to the Daily Mail, a raft of German players could now join Arsenal after Wenger instructed his talent spotters to increase their range in the hope of finding another Podolski.

Arsenal chief scout Steve Rowley is reported to have been spending plenty of time in Germany as he puts plans into place to aid the Gunners in their talent search.

Mertesacker and Podolski have impressed since their arrival at the Emirates Stadium, while Gnarby has recently been given his chance in the Arsenal first-team by Wenger.

And the Arsenal boss recently paid tribute to the added professionalism his German players have instilled since their respective arrivals at the club.

"First of all, the Germans are usually very professional. They have a very professional attitude," Wenger told the official Arsenal website.

"They are always ready to work hard. We had good experiences with the German players we had before and as well, they have a very strong team attitude usually.

"Those are qualities of course that are welcome at the top level. What has changed today in the game, is that you need to bring it all to a team. Your talent is not enough."

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