Arsenal’s head of emerging talent, Yousuf Sajjad, will leave his role at the club, three years after he joined from Chelsea.

According to David Ornstein, Yousuf Sajjad will leave the club in October for a new role with another club.

Sajjad arrived at Arsenal from Chelsea in 2019 when the Gunners were struggling in Premier League 2. He leaves with them top of the division thanks to an unbeaten start to the season of four wins and a draw.

Sajjad joined Arsenal after they had sacked Steve Morrow and set about a restructure of the club at youth level. His role was apparently to link the Academy, loans and the first team.

Steve Brown, Head of Coaching at MK Dons, joined at the same time

Working alongside Per Mertesacker and Lee Herron, head of talent identification, at Hale End, Sajjad also worked closely with Edu.

He handed in his resignation to take up a new role in player recruitment at an unspecified club that he will start on 1 October.

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