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The armchair scout: Gelson Martins

I’ve once got my notebook out and fired up YouTube to go on the hunt for knowledge about a player. In this case, the Portuguese international, Gelson Martins. Martins is a right footed, right winger who excels in beating his man and creating opportunities for his teammates. That’s all well and good – but is he actually any good?

The armchair scout: Lucas Torreira

I saw a name in the gossip columns. A name I didn’t recognise… I’ve always secretly fancied being a scout, but I’ve lacked the get up and go. Thank God for YouTube compilations and online stat databases then. By the end of this piece I’ll tell you if Arsenal should buy Lucas Torreira.