A former Nottingham Forest scout has been snapped up by Arsenal. Romain Poirot has been appointed as the first-team scout at the Emirates Stadium, with his focus area set to be France.

The Frenchman has a wonderful CV in football. His first tole came at the City Ground where he joined in 2008 and spent just over two years at the club.

Poirot was responsible for largely academy recruitment during his time on Trentside. His Linked In profile claims that he was responsible for organising young French players to go to Forest for trials.

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It is also claimed that he successfully identified and helped the club land former academy prospect Wilfried Gnahore.


After leaving Forest he joined Manchester City. He spent four years there and began working with the first team alongside his role with the academy.

He then had four years as a European Football Consultant before entering club football once again in 2017, spending a year with Watford.

It was during his time at Vicarage Road that he was snapped up by Manchester United. Again, at Old Trafford, he spent time identifying French players for the Red Devils to potentially sign.

His official title at Arsenal will be France Lead Scout and Football London claim he is now hard at work in his new role.

Poirot progression showcases Forest eye for talent

The Reds normally get lauded for their ability to bring players through the youth academy and sell them on for big money.

On this occasion, it is one of their former scouts who has gone onto bigger and better things.

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Arsenal will desperately hope he can come up trumps. The Gunners are a bit of a basket case right now, losing 2-0 to Brentford in their opening Premier League match.

The hope will be that ex-Forest employee Poirot can get to work quickly and unearth some gems for Arsenal.

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