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'We don't select players based on their agent': Arsenal chief Vinai Venkatesham dismisses 'crazy' concerns over links with super-agent Kia Joorabchian after signing his clients David Luiz, Cedric Soares and Willian Arsenal's Vinai Venkatesham has dismissed club's links to Kia Joorabchian  Eyebrows have been raised as the amount of work with the agent has increased Joorabchian represents David Luiz, Cedric Soares and summer arrival Willian   He is also agent for Philippe Coutinho, who was heavily linked with Arsenal 

By Adrian Kajumba For Mailonline

Published: 23:29 BST, 10 September 2020 | Updated: 01:52 BST, 11 September 2020

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Arsenal chief Vinai Venkatesham has dismissed concerns about the club's links with Kia Joorabchian, insisting it would be 'a crazy strategy' to let an agent influence their transfer policy.

Super-agent Joorabchian is close to Arsenal's technical director Edu, though not his agent, and also the club's former head of football Raul Sanllehi.

And eyebrows have been raised as the amount of work Arsenal have done with Joorabchian has increased.

Agent Kia Joorabchian represents David Luiz (R), Cedric Soares and summer arrival Willian

Agent Kia Joorabchian represents David Luiz (R), Cedric Soares and summer arrival Willian

He represents David Luiz, Cedric Soares and summer arrival Willian, brokering their moves to the Emirates and new deals for the first pair.

He also looks after Barcelona's Philippe Coutinho, another player heavily linked with a move to Arsenal.

Venkatesham said: 'I am glad you asked the question. I see, read and absorb a lot of what is being said about how we work with agents.

'We don't select players based on the identity of their agent. 

'We select players based on the position we need to strengthen and the characteristics we are looking for in a player and if

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