Arsenal’s former Chief Scout, Steve Rowley is dead.
Arsenal made the announcement in a statement through their website on Sunday.
Rowley, who died at the age of 63, had been associated with Arsenal since January 1980.
The statement read in part, “Everyone at the Club is deeply saddened to announce the passing of our former Chief Scout Steve Rowley after a short illness.
“Steve had been associated with the Club since January 1980, when he began a part-time role in our youth scouting operations in Essex.
“Upon his arrival in 1996, Arsène Wenger appointed Steve as our Chief Scout, a position he held until 2017.
“Our thoughts are with Steve’s family and friends at this time. Rest in peace, Steve.”